we will be hosting the above talk on From Beluga Whales to Steller Sea Lions – Life and research at the edge of the world with GREG O’CORRY-CROWE. Greg, who is Irish, is Professor at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida Atlantic University and, after studying Zoology at University, he was fortunate to get a chance to go to Alaska after his studies. That trip shaped the course of Greg’s career.
Life in the far north is challenging for human and beast. It also creates unique challenges for those who choose to study wildlife in these regions. But it is worth the effort. Greg and his team have been fortunate enough to spend the last 3 decades working in the Arctic and North Pacific Ocean on marine mammals, much of which has been conducted in partnership with indigenous peoples from the Russian Far East to Alaska and Canada.
From remote field camps to genetic labs they’ve tried to unlock many of the mysteries of these incredible animals and their environments. This work must now quicken its pace if we are to understand how polar and sub-polar ecosystems are to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
How to register:
As with our previous event, admission is FREE to this event, but you MUST register beforehand as places are strictly limited. Log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register.
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