Tom Kieckhefer

Tom Kieckhefer infuses excitement and interest about protecting marine life in every class he visits in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties! His rich background in marine species research: humpback whales, killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, elephant seals, sea otters, sea birds, schooling fish and krill give him a vast resource to draw on when inspiring school children.

Tom also did studies on Humphrey – the wayward humpback whale – who swam up the Sacramento River in CA. Students and teachers alike rave about Tom’s classes. M.S. Marine Science degree from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories/San Jose State University, California. His Master's Thesis was on the Feeding Ecology of Humpback Whales in Continental Shelf Waters near Cordell Bank, California.