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Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans

06/15/2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, filmmaker, and author of Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans. In celebration of Alexis Rockman’s Oceanus exhibition, on June 15, Rosenwaks joins us to recall her experience in the waters off Dominica, where she observed—eye to eye—the close bond between mother and child firsthand. What she found is that these animals live in matriarchal family units made up of remarkable females that stay together for generations. Like elephants and humans, they take care of one another. She was able to document them sleeping, playing, nursing, and so much more about their vibrant lives both under the sea, and above it. Her breathtaking photography and inspiring words – coupled with Alexis Rockman’s perspective of the undersea world in Oceanus – inspires viewers to help save whales for future generations.

Gaelin Rosenwaks began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel, and is one of the few women to be featured on the cover of Outside Magazine. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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