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ACS/LA Speaker Series - February 28

American Cetacean SocietyLos Angeles Chapter

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

ACS/LA Speaker Series - February 28

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Our apologies for the late announcement this month. Many local researchers are in the field this month, but fortunately we have great talent amongst us! Read below for more about our speaker, and give her an extra big Thanks! for helping out!




"Begging Bottlenose: Illegal Feeding of Cetacean in Savannah" 


Robin Perrtree


Illegal feeding of cetaceans, especially the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), has led to begging behavior in many areas worldwide. This behavior involves risks to both humans and dolphins that could lead to injury, illness, or even death. The purpose of Robin's study was to quantify begging behavior, examine spatial variables that may influence the distribution of begging, and examine the social structure of dolphins with respect to begging in the waters around Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Robin Perrtree earned her Master's Degree in Marine Science from Savannah State University. She has extensive experience as Research Assistant, having worked on projects at Chicago Zoological Society, Cascadia Research Collective, Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Whale Center of New England and  Texas A&M University. Robin recently relocated to Southern California and is now a Naturalist with Cabrillo Whalewatch, a volunteer observer with ACS/LA's Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project and continuing dolphin research with Ocean Conservation Society.


The talk is free and open to the public, held at 7:30 PM the last Tuesday of the month from September through May each year in the John M Olguin Auditorium.

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro.

Come and meet our speaker in the relaxed surroundings of the Puesta del Sol restaurant at our no-host dinner before the meeting. Dinner is at 6 p.m., at 1622 S. Gaffey Street (at the corner of Gaffey and 17th St.) in San Pedro. 



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Protecting whales and dolphins since 1967

The American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world.  Founded in 1967, it is a non-profit, volunteer membership organization with regional U.S. chapters and members in 22 countries.

ACS is dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education and outreach, conservation advocacy, and facilitating research. We believe the best way to protect cetaceans is by educating the public about these remarkable animals and the problems they face in their increasingly threatened habitats.




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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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American Cetacean SocietyLos Angeles Chapter

The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions.

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