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“War of the Whales” @ Redfield Auditorium
August 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SPECIAL PEANUT BUTTER CLUB PRESENTATION AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:Presents author Josh Horwitz who will talk about his book “War of the Whales”
The paths of the world’s most powerful navy and the ocean’s deepest-diving whales collided on March 15, 2000, when veteran whale researcher Ken Balcomb witnessed a mass whale stranding that left its victims dying helplessly from a mysterious unknown cause on the shores of the Bahamas. That heartrending event led to an epic legal battle—with Balcomb and environmental lawyer Joel Reynolds on one side and the U.S. Navy on the other—that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Along the way, the Navy conceded for the first time that its sonar war games had driven whales onto beaches, and agreed to comply with federal environmental laws intended to protect whales and other marine animals. Books will be available for purchase after the talk.
Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.