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Sea Monsters from Classical Times to the Age of Exploration

September 14 @ 7:00 pm

Sea monsters exert a powerful fascination and have done so for millennia. They provide an interesting cultural barometer from classical times through the Age of Exploration. Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and special guest Glen Gawarkiewicz on Thursday, Sept. 14 (AHA! Night) at 7 p.m. to discover different types of sea monsters and their historical context. Mr. Gawarkiewicz will also share some examples of sea monsters depicted on antique maps, particularly from the Carta Marina of 1539 from Olaus Magnus. Also, check out the new exhibit, Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined.
Glen Gawarkiewicz is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a physical oceanographer who works closely with the commercial fishing industry. His research focuses on processes that occur on the edge of the continental shelf where it abuts the deep ocean. He has been heavily involved in ocean observatories, including science applications of robotic vehicles. He has also worked extensively on issues associated with ocean warming.


September 14
7:00 pm
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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel St.
New Bedford, MA United States
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