Hatfield Science on Tap has returned to its regular in-person format. The option to watch online is still available.
DATE/TIMES: WED., MAY 24
5 - 6 p.m.: Social Hour - Food and beverages available for purchase
6 p.m.: Talk begins
ONLINE OPTION: Link to https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/95786781056
Stephen Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University and the Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC
Fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales remain, and the population has declined since 2010. The two primary threats to the species are entanglement in pot and trap fisheries and collisions with large vessels. Unfortunately, efforts to conserve this species have become increasingly contentious in recent years.
The Omnibus spending bill passed in December 2022 contained a clause preventing additional conservation measures designed to reduce the risk of entanglement in Maine lobster gear for six years. And a proposed rule to increase protective measures designed to reduce the risk of ship strikes has encountered significant political opposition.
In this talk, Dr. Andrew Read, the Stephen Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University and the Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, will lay out a way forward to conserve this iconic species.
If you missed a talk - no worries. We have them recorded and posted in our Science on Tap playlist on Hatfield's YouTube channel, along with dozens of research seminar presentations, video tours and more.
Science on Tap is a free, family-friendly event in a casual environment featuring a host of scientists talking about the latest ocean research.
This speaker series runs monthly from September to June. Look for new events on this page, our social media accounts, the HMSC events calendar on the home page, or the OSU events calendar.