Daylong public event features
lectures about ocean exploration
(November 6, 2007) – On
Saturday, November 17, The Explorers Club will host, “Sea Stories,” an entire
day of lectures devoted to ocean exploration. Topics will range from the
changing ocean and its impact on marine life to the exploration of World War
II shipwrecks to tracking giant bluefin tuna.
Presenters will include:
· Barbara Engle and
Dr. Ajit Subramaniam, from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, who will
discuss the changing ocean and its impact on marine life.
· Michael Barrett, a
National Geographic Society grant recipient studying WWII shipwrecks of the
South Pacific and their environmental impact on marine ecosystems.
· Kenn M. Feigelman,
leader of Deep/Quest 2 Expeditions; his Canadian-based team conducted numerous
underwater exploration and film projects.
· Dan Lieb and Jim
LuBrant, researchers of some of the oldest locomotives known to exist, found
underwater off New Jersey and featured on Deep Sea Detectives.
· Gaelin Rosenwaks,
conservation photojournalist, who will share her adventures studying giant
· Dr. Stephanie
Schwabe, expert cave diver and director of the Robert Palmer Blue Holes
Admission to the event is
$55. It begins at 9 am with a continental breakfast. Presentations will
commence at 10 am and continue until noon, when lunch will be served. The
presentations will resume at 1 pm and continue until 5 pm. >From 5 pm to 7 pm,
participants will enjoy a wine and cheese reception.
The Explorers Club is located
at 46 East 70th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues. For reservations or
more information, please call 212-628-8383.