Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: Managing Leviathan: Conservation Challenges for the Great Whales in a Post-Whaling World

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The populations of several whale species have rebounded as whaling around the globe has declined significantly, but new conservation challenges loom on the horizon. Join Dr. Phil Clapham of NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center as he takes you on a historical journey of whaling and its decline, and how whale populations have responded. Dr. Clapham will also discuss challenges in managing whale populations today as human-caused threats from such things as fishing gear, shipping noise, and climate change are on the rise. The event will be held at the NAS auditorium at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  The event is free and open to the public. A reception will begin at 5:30 followed by the lecture at 6:30. The event will NOT be webcast. Register today!

The Revelle Lecture was created by the Academies’ Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Roger Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC DC 20418

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