Exhibition Opening: Thursday, September 28th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Dive Deep with Whales Today: A dynamic exhibition about whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation.
Celebrate the first installation of a major expansion of Whales Today, the Museum’s whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation exhibition. The Museum will present the Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment interactive exhibit (on loan for a limited time from the U.S. Navy).
See the fascinating equipment, donated or loaned by the U.S. Navy and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), used by marine mammal scientists to capture sounds and other data in order to better understand these magnificent mammals and their habitat. Central to the exhibition will be the Museum’s William A. Watkins Collection of Marine Mammal Sound Recordings and Data and the William A. Watkins and William E. Schevill Collection of Images and Instruments.
Visitors will be able to look through a “fish eye” telescope and see what Navy watch looks for when they scan the ocean surface for whales, watch blue whale tagging in action off the coast of Patagonia, and see an enormous, but stealthy, automated underwater glider, used, among many other things, to listen to whales communicate.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the William Wood Foundation.