On Feb. 16, at 3pm, Sue Pemberton will speak to Pacificans in our Visitor Center. Ms. Pemberton is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Ornithology & Mammalogy, at the California Academy of Sciences, where her work focuses primarily on marine mammals. As a member of the West Coast Stranding Network, Cal Academy is responsible for examining dead marine mammals in order to learn about the health of whale populations & the threats they face. Among the areas she monitors is the Cal. coast from Ano Nuevo to Marin Co.
A life-long nature girl and animal lover, Sue discovered her passion for marine mammals as a rescue and rehabilitation volunteer with The Marine Mammal Center in 1993. She joined the Cal Academy as a volunteer in 2008, beginning in their bone processing lab. Collecting data from marine mammals on local beaches soon followed, and Sue was hired by the Cal Academy in January of 2011.
Born and raised in Pacifica, Sue continues to live on the coast in El Granada. When she isn’t crawling around on dead things, she loves spending time with her pets or hiking parks and beaches with friends.