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Audubon Society monthly meeting

Monthly meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society are free. Members and non-members are welcome. Meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at the corner of Forest and Central in Pacific Grove. Doors open at 7 p.m. with soft drinks and cookies provided by MPAS hospitality.  
Programs begin at 7:30 p.m..  Please join us--and bring a friend!

Sustaining Life on Monterey Bay and within the California Current: With Geoff Shester

Monterey Bay is famously rich, ecologically. And, thankfully, this richness is at least partly protected  through its federal designation as a National Sanctuary. But the bay, and all the marine life that depends on it, including seabirds, still face many perills. Join us for an overview of the main threats to our marine foodweb with Dr. Geoff Shester, California Program Director for the international conservation organization Oceana, based in Monterey. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he worked for the Exxon Valdez Restoration Office in Anchorage, Alaska and served as a Conservation Coordinator for Oceana’s Juneau office, where he helped protect deep sea coral habitats from bottom trawling from California to the Bering Sea.  He earned his doctorate in the Stanford University Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources, studying the interplay between marine ecology and the economics of fisheries.  Before returning to Oceana, he served for two years as the senior science manager for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s influential Seafood Watch Program.