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World Science Festival: How Whales Are Unlocking Arctic Secrets

May 30, 2013

How Whales Are Unlocking Arctic Secrets

*Ticketholders also receive free, after-hours access to the Museum’s special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, from 6–7 pm.

Researchers are racing to uncover the implications for the Artic of rapidly vanishing polar ice—and they’re enlisting help from the very creatures that stand to gain the most from their discoveries: narwhals, and bowhead and beluga whales, three of the most elusive species on Earth. Join a riveting discussion with explorers and scientists who are using daring new tactics to “recruit” these animals, featuring spectacular photographs, rare footage, and musical performances inspired by whale song. 

Hosted by Bill Ritter with scientists Laura Allen, Kristen L. Laidre, Kate Stafford, Scott McVay, Sarah Robertson, and musical performance by Garth Stevenson.

Learn more, here: http://worldsciencefestival.com/events/blow_hard_scientists

Presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival 

Whales: Giants of the Deep was developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.

Generous support for Whales has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

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