Tues., Jan. 31, 2017 – 7-9pm

WHERE: Blowhole_1803

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito


Dirk Rosen, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE), will explore the question Do Marine Protected Areas Support Whales? in his talk Unlocking the Mysteries of the Deep. Join MARE’s Dirk Rosen and the American Cetacean Society and unlock the mysteries of the Channel Islands’ deep waters and see spectacular new footage of California’s ocean wilderness. Dirk will highlight the remarkable success of California’s network of marine reserves in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

California’s Channel Islands, stretch from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles. There are eight islands, five of which comprise Channel Islands National Park and the waters around them are the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


Speaker Dirk Rosen has 25+ years of deepwater engineering experience with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and manned submersibles. He was president and director of Deep Ocean Engineering before selling the company in 2000. Dirk founded MARE in 2003 as a nonprofit research organization to apply underwater technologies with science to answer marine ecosystem questions. He recently retired from the board of Save the Bay, where he served for nine years. More.

Listen to Dirk on KPIX.


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