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Connecting Cultures Across the Pacific: Humpback Whales – Bringing the Aloha from Kona to Kachemak Bay.

October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Thursday, October 27, 6 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – Donations Encouraged

Featuring Dr. Fred Sharpe of the Alaska Whale Foundation and Kenneth O’Brien of the Pratt Museum and Park.

Coastal Alaska serves as feeding grounds for a population of 10,000 humpback whales that breed in Hawaii during the winter. Did you know these amazing marine mammals are facing current and future ecological challenges? Dr. Sharpe and Mr. O’Brien have worked together for the past decade, investigating the North Pacific population of humpback whales.

Join them as they discuss the biology and history of this population of whales. Including the cultural connections that the humpbacks embody as they travel back and forth across the wide ocean. They will share some of the findings of their work and discuss questions that are being explored regarding the current and future ecological challenges faced by these impressive marine mammals, such as problems with plastic debris and warming seas that are increasing in acidity. Fred will also discuss his research on some of the unique cultural characteristics of the whales, including their uses of bubbles as tools for their survival, communication, and entertainment.


You can also join on the event on zoom!

Meeting ID: 916 3633 1057

E-mail communications@prattmuseum.org for the zoom password


October 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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