2014 Recap: Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series

Published December 17, 2014

Our 2014 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions,” came to a close this month with a special appearance by famed ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau.

jean michel cousteau

It was an exciting year of noted scientists, explorers, and more. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights:

The fall season kicked off with an expert panel of historians and authors on the Battle of Baltimore and the role the Inner Harbor played in American history.

We heard from Dr. David Wiley about the underwater lives of humpback whales, and maritime archaeologist Dr. James P. Delgado spoke about shipwrecks, sanctuaries and underwater exploration.

Earlier this year, humpback whale rescuer Ed Lyman joined us to talk about his work in the Hawaiian Islands. Bob Talbot discussed the power that immersive film and storytelling has to inspire ocean conservation, and Brian Skerry shared some of his stunning ocean photography.

Dr. Sylvia Earle spoke about special ocean “hope spots,” including treasures like our own National Marine Sanctuaries. 51 of these hope spots have been designated worldwide, offering ocean advocates hope for the future health of our blue planet.

Sylvia Earle

In 2015, we’re diving into the unusual side of the ocean, from strange creatures to unbelievable ocean habitats, with “Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds.

Watch past lectures here, and stay tuned for updates on next year’s guests!

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