The Whales of New England: Human Impacts and Conservation

October 24, 2016

The Whales of New England: Human Impacts and Conservation
When: November 10, 2016
Time:  12:45 PM
Shrader Lecture Hall (S-15)
Eastern Nazarene College Main Campus
23 E Elm Ave. Quincy, MA 02170

If you have never seen a whale, or would like to learn more about these fascinating and majestic creatures, attend the Biology Department’s upcoming lunch time event on Thursday, November 10.  Marine biologist Lindsay Hirt will be presenting a talk called “The Whales of New England: Human Impacts and Conservation”.  Using marine mammals as an example, she will share how conservation-directed research can make a career in marine science and help to benefit healthy oceans. She will have stories to tell, pictures and experiences to share, and questions to ask YOU!

Lindsay Hirt is a marine biologist acting as a conservation advocate to all things ocean, examining local and global wildlife management issues and providing informal education to promote environmental conservation. Lindsay holds a B.A. in marine biology and a B.S. in veterinary biology. She also holds a Master of Science in Emergency Management.  Nurturing an extreme fascination with marine mammals, she is also a naturalist on commercial whale watch boats and a longtime dedicated volunteer in marine field research, wildlife rescue, and public education with conservation groups like International Fund for Animal Welfare, New England Aquarium, and The Goldenrod Foundation.

This lunch time talk is being provided by the Biology/Chemistry Departments in conjunction with Prof. Twining’s Marine Biology Lab.  For more information, please contact Prof. Twining at Jonathan.Twining@enc.edu.