The evening will consist of wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by videos and photos of Fishbach's work with endangered blue whales, the world's largest creatures.
“I’ve been working with blue whales for about 20 years,” Fishback told this examiner.
He started The Great Whale Conservancy about two-and-a-half years ago, focusing on the plight of blue whales.
“The world’s great whales face more serious threats today than at any time in the last 100 years from ship collisions, habitat destruction, chemical contamination, impacts on sonar communication, challenges to navigation, and increased hunting. If these magnificent animals are going to survive, they will need people to speak and work on their behalf. The Great Whale Conservancy was launched in 2010 to meet that need,” states the conservancy website.
The evening will also offer the opportunity to learn how to join Fishbach for fieldwork in the Sea of Cortez, something he does every February and March.
The fundraiser begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge, however, tax-deductible donations will be accepted.
“One person might come in and give $25, another person might give $2,500. It’s whatever people want to do, if they want to do anything at all,” said Fishbach.
RSVP for the event at 505.988.5248.