Feb. 1, 2020: Listen to the Whales

Humpback whale (photo: Gus Romano)

Presentation by
Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D., Director of the Madagascar Omura’s Whale Project & Visiting Scientist, New England Aquarium

Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645
Day/date/time: Saturday, February 1st, 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5

Whale song is full of tremendous diversity. From the barely audible throbbing of blue whales to the haunting growls and screams of humpbacks, these sirens of the sea perform a powerful symphony across the globe with as many different song types as there are species that sing them. This unique presentation will explore whale song in all its variations, ranging from the simple pulses of fin whales to the long and complex patterns of humpback whales while also presenting new discoveries about the baleen whales of the Indian Ocean, including the newly discovered and mysterious Omura’s whale off northwest Madagascar.

About Sal Cerchio: Dr. Cerchio has been working in Madagascar since 2004, studying cetaceans from humpback whales to coastal dolphins to Omura’s whales. He has been studying cetaceans for 36 years around the world. Currently he is a visiting Scientist with the New England Aquarium and Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.