MLB lecture series

National Marine Sanctuaries:
Special Ocean Places and Their Champions

The National Aquarium is proud to partner with the National Marine Sanctuaries System and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to bring you a glimpse of both the wonder beneath the waves and a view of contemporary ocean issues in the 2014 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions.”

 

Upcoming Events

May 7, 2014
Humpback Whale Rescue in the Hawaiian Islands

Featuring: Ed Lyman
Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Lecture to follow at 7pm.

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Freeing a 40-ton whale from a life-threatening entanglement is a complex and dangerous endeavor for trained rescue teams and the animals alike. However, these efforts can be the difference between life and death for the animal, and more importantly, can help garner information that might reduce the threat for many in the future. Lyman shares stories of trying to free these gentle giants and discusses the value of using science to work towards protecting these amazing animals. Join us for light refreshments at 6:30pm and hear about Lyman's incredible experiences at 7pm.

Lyman, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator, manages a community-based response effort to entangled large whales around the main Hawaiian Islands. He also assists NOAA Fisheries in addressing large whale entanglement response in Alaska and the US West Coast. Ed Lyman has participated in more than 70 large whale disentanglements.

NOAA Sanctuary Program/ MMHSRP (permit # 932-1905)

Related links:
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Images courtesy of NOAAʻs Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and taken under NOAA Fisheriesʻ MMHSRP (permit #s 932-1489 or 932-1905).

 
 

Past Events

February 27, 2014 - Hope: A Plan for Our Ocean

Featuring: Dr. Sylvia Earle

Miss your chance to catch it live? Watch Dr. Earle's full lecture here:

American oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer, Dr. Sylvia Earle has pioneered the concept of embracing ocean “hope spots” around the world, aquatic treasures like our own National Marine Sanctuaries. Hope spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean, Earth’s blue heart.

Learn More About Dr. Sylvia Earle

Dr. Earle will share her experiences exploring inner-space to rally popular support for hope spots around the world. Some of these hope spots are already protected, while for others, it is imperative that they be protected. Dr. Earle has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998, and was named by Time as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Most recently, Dr. Earle released a film, Mission Blue, which traces Sylvia Earle's remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond.

sylvia

Related links:

Dr. Sylvia Earle's New Film
mission-blue.org
floridakeys.noaa.gov



March 18, 2014 - Ocean Soul: A Photojournalist’s Journey

Featuring: Brian Skerry 

Miss your chance to catch it live? Watch Brian Skerry's full lecture here:

Learn More About Brian Skerry

Ocean Soul is a love story. It is a story of discovery. It is a story of hope. Photojournalist Brian Skerry will take us on the journey to his Ocean Soul. He will present a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care. Skerry has witnessed these rebounds in our own National Marine Sanctuaries and marine reserves areas around the world. Through his stunning photography, Skerry advocates for continued and increased protection of special ocean places. One such advocacy touch point can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where Skerry's work is currently the focus of a special exhibit in the Sant Ocean Hall called Portraits of Planet Ocean.

Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998, he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine, covering a wide range of subjects and stories. Skerry’s assignments have taken him across the globe, from coral reefs to polar ice, as he focuses on pertinent subjects such as the planet’s last remaining pristine coral reefs, the plight of the right whale, sharks of the Bahamas, marine reserves, sea turtles and squid.


Related links:

brianskerry.com
ocean.si.edu/brian-skerry



April 22, 2014
The Power of Film: Inspiring Action for Monterey Bay

Featuring: Bob Talbot

Miss your chance to catch it live? Watch Bob Talbot's full lecture here:

Learn More About Bob Talbot

As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot is using the power of film to advocate for National Marine Sanctuaries and uses his gift to tell a story of change and recovery in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Talbot will take you on a journey of filmmaking, underwater adventures, and experiences on the ocean conservation front lines, reminding us that our sanctuaries are what we make them as we all have the power to destroy and power to heal.

In Talbot’s remarkable career, he has combined his unique visual style and storytelling ability with state-of-the-art entertainment technologies to create intimate ocean experiences on film. His photographs of whales and dolphins have been reproduced into millions of lithographs distributed around the world, and his motion picture work has appeared in many television, film and special venue productions. Aquarium visitors can enjoy Talbot’s work at the entrance to the Blue Wonders wing on our video wall.

Please consider a suggested donation of $20 with your registration. Your continued support allows us to offer quality programming in service of our mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Bob Talbot

Related links:
Talbot Productions
Monterey Bay National Marine Santuary



National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions

The National Aquarium is proud to partner with the National Marine Sanctuaries System and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to bring you a glimpse of both the wonder beneath the waves and a view of contemporary ocean issues in the 2014 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions.”

Our nation’s vast ocean riches are protected by a system of National Marine Sanctuaries, cherished by people around the country and safeguarded by a team of global ocean leaders.

Your National Marine Sanctuary System is a diverse network of the best places in our ocean environment, from humpback whale feeding and birthing grounds and shipwrecks of national interest, to coral reefs and kelp beds that represent the finest ocean and Great Lake areas.

Through a series of lectures, we offer the chance to meet ocean experts who work on the front line of ocean conservation and exploration. Our year-long lecture series brings to you the luminaries, scientists, explorers and artists who protect and use these special places to drive change toward a sustained ocean and a sustainable future.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a private, non-profit organization whose vision is to strengthen and expand the network of national marine sanctuaries for the benefit of current and future generations.

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May 7, 2014 - Humpback Whale Rescue in the Hawaiian Islands
Featuring: Ed Lyman

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