During my research trip last October, I was privileged to meet many great people involved in studying and protecting the ocean (and the marine life therein).
Peggy Stap, founder of Marine Life Studies and co-founder of the Whale Entanglement Team in Monterey, let me spend a day with her and her crew, volunteering to help with research in the bay. Not only did we identify and record whales, pinnipeds and other animals during a trip out, into the bay, we also cataloged and removed plastic debris from the environment.
I cannot speak highly enough about the mission, work and people involved with MLS/WET. They do so much, and with the challenging resources of a small nonprofit organization to boot.
Below is the new "Rough Cut" podcast (an audio segment, which provides behind-the-scenes information about Deconstructing Eden and its partners), featuring a couple of clips from an interview I did with Peggy.
For those interested in helping or supporting MLS/WET, please check out this link. They are out there, directly saving whales and helping the world learn more about these incredible animals!
"Paws up" and cheers,
Award-winning filmmaker, Bestselling author and journalist.