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How Sri Lanka’s blue whales spurred a new marine conservation model: a conversation with Asha de Vos
June 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join this New England Aquarium Lecture Series event featuring internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan marine biologist Dr. Asha de Vos, who aims to change how we think about and carry out marine conservation. Fresh out of St. Andrews College, and while working on a whale research vessel as a deckhand, she discovered a unique population of blue whales that inhabit the waters around Sri Lanka year round. This groundbreaking discovery—previously, all blue whales were thought to be migratory—and her research journey have challenged the existing marine conservation model and her view of it.
Now, she strongly believes every coastline needs an army of local ocean heroes. Register to learn how being local has paved the way for her to do meaningful and impactful conservation research in Sri Lanka while inspiring a generation of marine conservationists.
Registration link: https://srilankasbluewhales.