Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Date: January 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m
The park will host Right Whales Love Flagler Beach! on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area welcomes author and publisher Frank Gromling who will present a 45-minute program about one of the world’s most endangered large mammals, the North Atlantic right whale. Frank, who has been a volunteer with the Marineland Right Whale Project since its inception in 2000, has monitored and photographed these 50-ton animals as they visit the coastal waters off Flagler Beach each winter.
Pregnant right whales, often accompanied by other adults and curious juveniles, come to Northeast Florida waters to give birth to calves. Coming close to shore, the whales are easily visible along the coast, even without binoculars. With only about 450 or so right whales remaining today, helping to save these animals from extinction is an important conservation project that, with the exception of Dr. Jim Hain, lead scientist and creator of the project, and Joy Hampp, Project Coordinator, is run completely by volunteers.
Frank Gromling has been involved in every aspect of the project along a 70-nautical mile stretch of coast. His interest and experience led him to write a book to educate the public about the plight of the North Atlantic right whale and to highlight the tremendous work being done by citizen-volunteers. Frank’s Whales, a first hand account of what it is like to participate in this land-based project, is an easy and informative book for anyone who wants information about the whales and how volunteers can make a difference in scientific efforts to conserve natural assets. The book will be available for purchase at the presentation.
Please RSVP for this event by calling (386) 517-2086. For more information, visit ww.floridastateparks.org/gamblerogers.
Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility, and are working to improve access to services and facilities. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, please contact the park office as soon as possible at (386) 517-2086. Every effort will be made to insure your inclusion. Sometimes as many as ten days may be needed to schedule a particular accommodation.
RSVP is required. Registration will close after the maximum number of participants allowed has been reached. Cost is included in the regular park entrance fee of $5.00 per carload of two to eight people, $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist.
Fees: RSVP is required. Registration will close after the maximum number of participants allowed has been reached. Cost is included in the regular park entrance fee of $5.00 per carload of two to eight people, $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist.