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Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin Circle Oxnard, CA, 93035 United States (map)

International SeaKeepers Society: Drifters to Shark Tagging: Private Vessels Working with Scientific Projects!


Captain Tom Peterson will share stories about the International SeaKeeper's Society. The Society was created to match yachts their owners with scientific programs, to promote the continued protection of the Oceans around the world. Learn about projects and adventures on the water, including shark tagging, underwater DNA collecting, and the deployments of drifters. Along with NOAA, major universities, and other Oceanic groups, SeaKeepers has contributed millions of dollars toward marine research. Captain Tom Petersen is a USCG licensed captain with over 100,000 miles logged cruising around the world. Captain Tom works alongside his wife at Valkyrie Yacht Sales based in Channel Islands Harbor. He is also a long-time PADI Scuba Instructor and a member of the Platinum Pro 5000 Hall of Fame.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Earlier Event: July 17
Exhibit Opens: The Rivers
Later Event: July 20
Free Admission Day!