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Marine Mammals and Climate Change

  • 21 May 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Coastal Institute Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus 218 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI

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SENEME and URI's Inner Space Center invite you to attend the upcoming event: Marine Mammals and Climate Change - Tara Stevens, URI Graduate School of Oceanography 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 5-6pm at URI's Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI

"Marine Mammals and Climate Change” examines the impact of current and projected climate change on a variety of marine mammal species. While introductory climate science and marine mammal biology basics are covered, this talk and discussion focuses on how marine mammals in different regions of the world are affected by our changing climate. Throughout this presentation, the direct and indirect relationship between humans, climate change, and marine mammals is explored. Specific case studies include killer whales, polar bears, and pinnipeds, among other species.

Tara S. Stevens has devoted her career to studying whales and dolphins, with research projects taking her from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia, Canada, as well as to the West Indies. Her research interests include the social and feeding behavior of cetaceans, particularly killer whales. She is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography under the supervision of Dr. Robert Kenney.

A tour of URI's Inner Space Center will be available at 4:15pm.  

Please join us following this event for a SENEME Board Meeting, 6-7PM.  

Pre-registration for this event is required. 

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