Climate Change, Whales, and Kids: how science and education can protect species and fight climate change
September 21, 2022
Sara Hutto, Conservation and Climate Program Coordinator, NOAA Affiliate, Greater Farallones Association; Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries
Globally, whales and other megafauna play an important role in the carbon cycle and in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. In this webinar, the Climate Program Coordinator for Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries will discuss the latest science on "whale carbon," and the critical efforts underway to rebuild whale stocks by reducing impacts, such as lethal collisions with ships. Recent engagement with school children on the subject made a big splash, resulting in a renewed commitment from the largest container shipping line to continue to go slow for whales, demonstrating the important role that community engagement plays in ocean protection.