Ocean Luminaries

On March 2, 2018, the Museum brought together a group of scientists, oceanographers, artists, and entrepreneurs for an evening of dynamic discussion to kick off the special exhibition Unseen Oceans with illuminating conversation about marine research.

Watch talks by some of the evening’s participants.

 

KELLY BENOIT-BIRD

Kelly Benoit-Bird examines animals using active acoustics (sonar) to understand the role of spatial and temporal patterns in pelagic marine ecosystems. A MacArthur Fellow in 2010, she was part of the team that received the 2016 Group Gold Medal for Scientific and Engineering Achievement.

 

PROSANTA CHAKRABARTY

Systematist and ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty studies the evolution of both freshwater and marine fishes. He has discovered more than a dozen new species, including new anglerfishes and cavefishes. He is a former program director at the National Science Foundation.

 

KAKANI KATIJA 

Kakani Katija develops advanced imaging tools to measure biological-physical interactions, electronics tagging packages to deduce organism behavioral response to a changing environment, and autonomous underwater vehicles using stereo tracking to address a wide range of marine science questions.

 

Lead funding for Unseen Oceans and its educational resources
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AN INITIATIVE OF THE DALIO FOUNDATION.

 

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

 

Unseen Oceans is generously supported by

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