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This program series is supported in part by a grant
from the Harwich Cultural Council, a local agency
which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

All Winter Talks are held in the Harwich Community Center
(#100 Oak Street) 

Saturday, January 5th, 2:00 pm

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Humpback Whales & Seabirds

Peter Trull
Naturalist, Science Teacher (Lighthouse Charter School)

Learn about the behaviors and adaptations of birds, most notably the gulls, shearwaters and petrels, found in our coastal waters as they coexist with humpback whales. A diversity of marine birds and marine mammal species will be shown and described in close-up images.
Suggested donation: $2. 

Registration: Please register in advance by emailing hctevents@gmail.com (include the first & last name of each guest).

 

Saturday, January 12th, 2:00 pm

The Cape Cod Bear

Laura Hajduk-Conlee
Black Bear Project Leader, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Why did a black bear wander across Cape Cod last spring? What was it looking for? Where was it going? Learn about the habits, life history, and biology of the black bear before it visits again. Suggested donation: $2.

Registration: Please register in advance by emailing hctevents@gmail.com (include the first & last name of each guest).

 

Saturday, January 26th, 2:00 pm

Pioneering Research about Ocean Noise & Whales

Denise Risch
Senior Bio-acoustician at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole

What are whales listening to underwater? Join Denise Risch to learn about ocean noise and passive acoustic research in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Suggested donation: $2.

Registration: Please register in advance by emailing hctevents@gmail.com (include the first & last name of each guest).

 

Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00 pmMike_Bothner_PhD_with_striped_bass

Mercury Contamination in Coastal Environments: Should We Worry?

Michael H. Bothner, Ph.D.
Geochemical Oceanographer Emeritus, USGS Woods Hole Coastal & Marine Science Center

Mercury in fish is a growing concern for certain sectors of our population. Dr. Bothner will review the sources and concentrations of mercury in some of the marine fish commonly found in Cape Cod waters.
Suggested donation: $2.

Registration: Please register in advance by emailing hctevents@gmail.com (include the first & last name of each guest).