Programs & Events

Marine Mammal Day

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Event
Date: 
Nov. 3, 2012 | Saturday, 9:00am
Multiple Times: 
9am–5pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
Fee: 
Free

Kela the Beluga WhaleSpend the day learning about marine mammals, the ocean and climate change!

Special Presentations in the Science Panorama (NRC 2nd Floor)

Immersed in Change

Showings at 10:00, 10:45 & 11:30 am and 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15 and 4pm

Talks in the Daily Planet

Bonehenge  The Skeletal Rearticulation of a Stranded Sperm Whale

10:15 am
Keith Rittmaster, Natural Science Curator
North Carolina Maritime Museum

Living Underwater in a Florida Keys Coral Reef

11:15 am
Christopher S. Martens
Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

How to Collect Whales

12:15 pm
Roland Kays, Ph.D.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & NC State University

Recent Explorations of Submarine Volcanoes in the SW Pacific Using an Underwater Robotic Vehicle

1:00 pm
Robert W. Embley, Senior Research Geophysicist

NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Marine Mammal Medicine and Me: Working with the White Whale

2:30 pm
Carrie Goertz, Wildlife Veterinarian
Alaska SeaLife Center

Global Change, Local Impacts: The North Carolina Coast

3:30 pm
Brent McKee, Chair and Professor
Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Talks in Windows on the World

Antarctic Wildlife Adventure: Studying Marine Mammals along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

10 am
Reny Tyson, Ph.D. Candidate
Duke University Marine Laboratory

Climate Change in NC: Challenges for Local Monitoring, Prediction, and Planning

11 am
Heather Dinon, Applied Climatologist
State Climate Office of North Carolina

Ecology You Can Eat!  Natural History and Climate Response of Oyster Reef Habitats in North Carolina

12:30 pm
Joel Fodrie, Assistant Professor
Institute of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Beaufort’s Dolphins- Getting to Know Them

1:30 pm
Keith Rittmaster, Natural Science Curator
North Carolina Maritime Museum

Update on Wind Power Potential Offshore of North Carolina

2:45 pm
Professor Harvey Seim
Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Polar Bears: Arctic Icons

3:45 pm
Steve Gerkin, Programs Coordinator
North Carolina Zoo


Exhibits include:

Whales and Dolphins of North Carolina

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

NC Coastal Cetacean Photo ID, Stranding Response and Conservation

North Carolina Maritime Museum

North Carolina Marine Mammals

North Carolina Maritime Museum

Museum Marine Mammal Collections

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Ocean and Polar Geography

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Meredith College

The Life of Plastic

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Meredith College

Whale Diversity

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Meredith College

Your Carbon Footprint

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Meredith College

Polar Bears: Arctic Icons

North Carolina Zoo

Department of Marine Sciences and Institute of Marine Sciences

UNC-Chapel Hill

At the Bottom of the Arctic Food Web- World of Algae

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Fun with Oysters — The Ecological Importance of Oyster Reefs

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Making Waves

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sea Level Rise in North Carolina

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Trees of the Sea- Intro to Phytoplankton

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Why Tiny Microbes are Important: Oil Spills and Hydrothermal Vents

Department of Marine Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

North Carolina Oyster Spat Monitoring Project

Benthic Ecology Lab at the Center for Marine Science UNCW & North Carolina Sea Grant

Ecological Effects of Climate Change

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For more information, email bonnie.eamick@naturalsciences.org.