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Our next meeting is June 8th. Hopefully this will be our last zoom meeting. Won’t is be nice to meet at the Berger and have a sit down lunch!
Our June speaker is Dr. Lance Morgan, a marine biologist who came to Marine Conservation Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2000, moving up to Staff Scientist in 2003, Vice President for Science in 2006 and President in 2012. His talk title is “Quest for Healthy Seas”. Lance learned about and became deeply committed to conserving our living oceans while living in California, Hawaii and Washington. He has explored the ocean as a SCUBA diver, aquanaut and submersible pilot. As a graduate student he participated in 2 missions at the Aquarius underwater habitat in the Florida Keys. His doctoral research explored factors influencing recruitment of marine invertebrates, for which he received his PhD in Ecology from the University of California-Davis (1997). He led the identification of Marine Priority Conservation Areas from Baja California to the Bering Sea for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (2005). He has authored reports on the impacts of fishing methods, scientific papers on MPAs, the nomination of marine protected areas. In 2010 he traveled to the remote Johnston Atoll in the Central Pacific to help establish the first field camp at this new marine protected area. He currently serves as Board Chairman for the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, and holds a research faculty appointment at Bodega Marine Laboratory. He is a member of the Blue Parks Science Council, the steering committee of the High Seas Alliance and a member of Mission Blue’s Hope Spot Science Council.
Here are our upcoming events for our members and their significant others. Bern, our chapter president, would like you to invite potential new members to come and try us out.
·Outing to Bees N Bloom’s Lavender Daze – June 19 (individual event)
Picnic in West Rec picnic site – possible date July 27
Broadway Under the Stars – possible date August 15
Wild Oak Saddle Club lunch – September

· Wine tasting at Korbel – October