18 Johnny Cake Hill
Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with over 100 research cruises under his belt, will dive deep into the science of beaked whales. Very little is known about these elusive whales because they spend most of their lives underwater at great depths. Bocconcelli will share new discoveries, made possible thanks to the Digital Acoustic Recording Tag (DTAG) developed at WHOI. Data collected using DTAGs confirms that these amazing whales can dive for 1.5 hours up to a depth of 6,230 feet, the current depth record for any marine mammal! Reception at 6 pm; lecture at 6:30 pm.