Whales Today Lecture Series
Engaging lectures focused on whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation.
October 5 | October 24 | November 16
BLUE WHALES OF PATAGONIA
By Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist, WHOI
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Alessandro Bocconcelli, a Research Specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been carrying out research on blue whales in northern Patagonia for several years. Attendees got a better understanding of how this important research can influence policy to better protect the unique marine mammal habitat in the Gulf of Corcovado and the Moraleda Channel.
Photo Credit: Wayne Davis
SEEING DEEPER INTO THE WORLD OF THE WHITE SHARK
By Greg Skomal, Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Cape Cod has now become the only known aggregating site for white sharks in the North Atlantic. To take advantage of this opportunity, the Massachusetts Shark Research Program has been studying the biology and abundance of this species since 2009. Attendees joined lead scientist Greg Skomal to hear about this work and how new technologies are providing novel insights into this historically elusive species.
Photos courtesy of Stephen Connett
SEA TURTLES: CONSERVATION, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION
By Stephen Connett, Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, University of Florida
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Sea turtles are extraordinary animals yet they are vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures. All sea turtle populations are endangered. Many conservation efforts have had extraordinary results, but long-term success depends on education and reduced human impact on the coastal and ocean environments. Attendees explored the status of sea turtles today and learned how we, as humans, can impact their future survival.
Members $10 | Non-members $15