December 6 | 6pm | In-Person | 12 Fulton Street | Free
Famed marine biologist, photographer, and USCG-licensed captain, Gaelin Rosenwaks, will join in conversation with historian and journalist, Jessica DuLong, for this riveting evening on the heels of the release of Rosenwaks’s new book Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans.
Join the Seaport Museum when Rosenwaks shares insights and stories from her magical moments spent with the gentle giants of the seas. In addition to diving into highlights within the newly-released book, this expansive talk will examine important topics such as gender roles in science and the maritime world, the effects of the pandemic on ocean life, and the changing realities of New York’s coastline.
Advanced registration is required. Copies of Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans will be available for purchase and signing.
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About the Speakers
Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer and filmmaker. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration Inc to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation and storytelling. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. She has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. To Gaelin, there is nothing better than being in the open ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife. Her latest film project, Finding Physty, about her personal connection with sperm whales is the cover story in the June/July 2020 issue of Outside Magazine. Her first book, Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans (Rizzoli 2022) is set to launch in late 2022.
Jessica DuLong is a Brooklyn-based, ASJA award-winning author, journalist, book collaborator, writing coach, and editor. Her latest book, Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift, is the definitive history of the largest maritime evacuation in history. Her previous book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey, traces the rise and fall of respect for hands-on work in the U.S. across four centuries of New York Harbor and Hudson River history. DuLong has published with CNN.com, Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, Psychology Today, New York History, The Daily Beast, LitHub, and History News Network, among other outlets. Her media appearances include: Spike Lee’s HBO docu-series “NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½,” TODAY show, CBS Sunday Morning, USA Today, History Channel, C-Span, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She also appears, in cartoon form, in Maira Kalman’s picture book, Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey. DuLong is a USCG-licensed marine engineer who served aboard retired 1931 NYC fireboat John J. Harvey for two decades, 11 years as chief. https://jessicadulong.com/
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