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Hope for Humpbacks
Guest speaker Stephanie Stack from the Pacific Whale Foundation will be sharing tales from her 10 years of research on humpback whales. Humpback whales are a conservation success story, having largely recovered from the threat of commercial whaling, but they still need our help. Stephanie will discuss the most urgent threats to whales today, why whales are critical for a healthy ocean, and the actions needed to protect these ocean giants.


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Stephanie Stack
Chief Biologist, Research Program Co-Director, International Lead @Pacific Whale Foundation
Stephanie Stack is the principal investigator for our Australia research studies and directs our international research activities. Her research focuses on quantifying the impact of human activities on cetacean health and behavior and working with stakeholders to develop appropriate mitigation strategies. She has studied various aspects of marine mammal biology, ecology and conservation in Canada, Australia, Central America and the USA (Hawaiʻi). Her recent focus has been studying the impacts of commercial ‘swim-with-whale’ tours, documented injuries to whales and dolphins from fishing gear interactions, and documenting the spatial distribution of marine animals to inform management actions. Prior to joining Pacific Whale Foundation, Stephanie was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency to advance UN sustainable development goals by working abroad in South Africa to conserve marine resources and promote gender equality.