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Among Giants, A Life with Whales – Talk and Book Signing

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Charles “Flip” Nicklin, Marine Biologist

Widely regarded as the world’s leading cetacean photographer, Flip Nicklin, grew up around his father’s small dive shop on the California coast. In 1976, he was signed on as a deckhand and diving assistant for a three-month shoot with photographers Bates Littlehales and Jonathan Blair. He went on to become National Geographic’s premiere whale photographer and marine mammal specialist. Over the last quarter century Flip has photographed more than thirty species of whales and dolphins, some so endangered their very survival is in question. His ability to free dive to depths of up to 90 feet (27 meters) allows him to swim near enough to record whale behavior without interrupting it. In 2001 he co-founded Whale Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education.

The mission of Whale Trust is to promote, support, and conduct scientific research on whales and the marine environment and develop public education programs based directly on results of scientific research. Whale Trust is committed to promoting and fostering Maui as a unique living laboratory for whale research and the marine environment. For information, please visit http://www.whaletrust.org

Publications include:

Among Giants, A Life with Whales – This is an adventure story, a coming-of-age story, a scientific story, and most of all, a story about the most remarkable creatures on the plant – whales.
Face to Face with Whales – You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. You record the sounds, hoping one day to understand their language. Their music is a rare glimpse of this majestic mammal’s unknown world. Photographer Flip Nicklin brings you face to face with whales as they communicate, nurse their young, and surface dramatically for air. Meet these intelligent, social creatures in their natural habitat; learn of the different kinds of whales, from humpbacks to belugas; discover how we can aid their recovery from years of overhunting; and how we can protect their environment.

All Seminars are held in The Living World (north side of Zoo)

Parking FREE in Zoo North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

Science Seminar Series Co-sponsored by:

Explorers Club St. Louis


Tuesday, May 10, 2011
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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