Ocean Movie Showing at New Bedford Whaling Museum
April 10, 2012
The new movie “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship,” will be shown at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in the Cook Memorial Theater on Monday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. The movie will end a day of free activities focused on the North Atlantic Right Whale.
The film features 4 success stories of collaboration among seemingly disparate partners to protect our ocean resources. One is the multi-year effort to get the shipping lanes in Boston Harbor shifted to lessen by 81% the likelihood that right whales would get hit by ships. Led by Dr. David Wiley of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, researchers, shippers, regulators and conservation organizations pulled together to protect this critically endangered species. Staff from the SBNMS will be here as Right Whale Day participants, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Sanctuary. They will introduce the film at 2:00.