April 5, 2016, during Marine Life Studies’ Research Scientist Program, we witnessed a male orca become entangled in crab pot gear and then its subsequent self-release. The whole encounter lasted only five minutes. The male orca was an animal known to researchers as CA163. … Enter Marine Life Studies Boat Raffle and Win our 19-foot Donzi F-19 Center Console Boat Complete with Trailer and Other Features Raffle Tickets $100 each Marine Life Studies Boat Raffle Prize: 19-foot Donzi F-19 Center Console Boat Ticket Entry Start: March 1, 2016 Ticket Entry D… Click here for more details on Whalefest Monterey 2016 Whalefest Monterey 2016 Symposium Schedule Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:30 – 11:00 Introduction with MC Steve Ellzey, Executive Producer, NMS “Your Sanctuary TV” Documentary: “Breathe” Monterey Bay’s evolution over 4 million… 6TH ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY on January 23rd & 24th – 10 AM to 5 PM at Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ This free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales! The e… Saving Whales – One at a Time Peggy Stap, Founding Director of Marine Life Studies and the Whale Entanglement Team (WET)℠ is the featured speaker at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), as part of their seminars covering a wide range of topics related to deep-ocean research and… YOU CAN HELP SAVE WHALES FROM LIFE-THREATENING ENTANGLEMENTS! ‘Donate today to protect whales because their survival is in your hands.’ Whales suffer a slow, painful death from life-threatening entanglements, a growing problem off California. Over half of&… The Whys and Wherefores of Big Blue Live (Cedar Street Times, 28 Aug 2015) On page 8 of August 28th’s Cedar Street Times is an article on Big Blue Live. Marine Life Studies is credited for helping with the project, and rescuing whales. The photo of the Fulmar Boat is also shown, near ma… PBS and BBC Announce BIG BLUE LIVE A Three-Part LIVE Television Event Showcasing Marine Life Along America’s West Coast Live Natural History Production is a First for PBS Airs on PBS August 31 (Monday), September 1 (Tuesday) and 2 (Wednesday), 2015, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET, with Second Li… HELP SAVE WHALES AND ENJOY WORLD-RENOWNED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER, BRIAN SKERRY, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015, 7 pm. Call 831.649.1070 to reserve your tickets for an incredible evening. Tickets are $27 to $30 each. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940 30% of the t… Monterey, CA – November 1, 2014. The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)℠ disentangled another whale in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on October 29, 2014. It is believed the whale had been entangled for three weeks. On October 4, 2014, a Waverider buoy placed approximately 25 n… ‘Whiskie the Whale Spotter™’ goes out on the research boat on Monterey Bay with Peggy Stap. She lets Peggy know when there are whales and dolphins nearby. Peggy says she is right on 95% of the time! She also entertains kids and does whale and dolphin tricks at special events with Peggy. She loves people and is a loving family pet. Whiski… The overall research mission of Marine Life Studies is to study the foraging strategies of transient and offshore killer whales as well as investigate the abundance, distribution, movement and frequency of occurrence of other whale and dolphin species in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. These activities … Did you know many children never get to see the ocean or learn about marine mammals? Marine Life Studies provides important educational programs. Through education and experience, children learn the value of becoming stewards of the oceans, animals and the environment entrusted to us all! ~Peggy Stap &n… © Marine Life Studies. All rights reserved. Some photos taken under National Marine Fisheries Service Research Permits #1094 & #782. Source.