The popular Point Arena Lighthouse Lecture Series continues on Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 PM with Sara Bogard presenting “Beyond Safe Havens.” This will be a visual journey and accounting of the inhabitants, both resident and migratory, from her 2018-2022 surveys of the Point Arena Lighthouse and Point Arena/Stornetta Public Lands.
Sara is an ocean conservationist and citizen scientist. She shares her observations and photography with the community at large. As a volunteer, she collects data for the organizations she works with and is on call to assess and/or rescue marine mammals. Along with many volunteers on the coast, her goal is to support other marine conservation organizations to promote the health and sustainability of pinniped populations in Northern California. She aspires to increase public awareness of the effects of human and current environmental factors which affect these populations and other marine life.
In addition, she reports and photographs her sightings of living and/or dead marine mammals to other organizations which monitor marine mammals along the California coast such as the California Academy of Sciences and NOYO Center’s Stranding Network, Golden Gate Cetacean Research, California Killer Whale Project, Mendonoma Whale and Seal.