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The Explorers Club and The Atlantic Conservation Partnership (ACP) cordially invite Members and the general public to Heart of the Sargasso Sea: Bermuda’s Marine Conservation on Thursday, October 13.

Partnering with Bermuda’s National Aquarium, ACP will highlight some of the marine research and field conservation efforts in the shared oceanic ecosystem of Bermuda and the U.S.

Scientists and field researchers will make live presentations during this special evening to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans.

Cocktails and dinner will be served.

Our featured cocktails, Dark ‘n’ Stormy and Rum Swizzle will be available when you arrive as well as wine, beer and soft drinks.

You will have an opportunity to experience Bermuda underwater through the lens of oceanic researchers passionate about ocean conservation and Bermuda hospitality at its best!

Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres featuring Bermudian fish chowder shots, mini-Bermudian codfish cakes topped with banana and chutney and mini-beef sliders with bacon and cheese, tuna tartare on a sesame crisp, salmon cucumber roll-ups and cherry tomato and mozzarella skewer with fresh basil.

A tasty buffet dinner will follow the lectures with fish tacos, grilled marinated mini-lamb lollies with rosemary, classic Bermuda peas and rice, Bermuda picnic coleslaw and assorted breads. Dessert will consist of rum cake bites.

Paid attendees will receive a free one-year membership in the ACP. Check-in and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm with lectures at 7:00 pm and dinner served at about 8:00 pm and event ending at 10:00 pm.

Location: Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Attire: Smart casual (naturally Bermuda shorts are welcomed)

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Tickets: $100

Speakers

Choy Aming

"Sharks of the Sargasso Sea”

Mr. Aming is the Senior Aquarist at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and the director of the Bermuda Shark Project. He co-founded the Bermuda Shark Project in 2007. The project tagged over 50 sharks, leading to the discovery of an annual tiger shark migration in the Atlantic.

Mr. Aming conducted shark research on projects for the BBC, Discovery Channel, and Google as well as the natural history TV series Ocean Vet.

Professor David Freestone

“Working to Conserve the Biodiversity of the Sargasso Sea through High Seas Governance"

Dr. David Freestone (LL.D.) is Executive Secretary of the Sargasso Sea Commission, established in 2014 pursuant to the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, which now has ten Signatory Governments. The Secretariat is housed in the North American office of International Union for Conservation of Nature in Washington, D.C.

He has written widely on the Law of the Sea and international environmental law, and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (now in its 37th year).

Nan Hauser

"Sound of Science - Bermuda Whale Song Project, Climate Change and Ocean Sound"

A marine acoustic study in collaboration with the Nonsuch Expeditions and Cornell’s Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics that focuses on Bermuda, its coral reefs, seamounts and surrounding the Sargasso Sea as a field station and platform for passive acoustic monitoring.

To improve conservation and management of Bermuda’s marine systems, Ms. Hauser’s initial focus is to record whale vocalizations in Bermuda’s waters where humpback whale song was first “discovered” in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ms. Hauser is the President & Director of the Center for Cetacean Research & Conservation and the Lead Scientist of Cook Islands Whale Research and the Bermuda Whale Song Project. She is an Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology.

She has been the focus of many Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Sixty Minutes and BBC presentations.

Dr. Gaëlle Roth

“A Turtle’s Lost Years in the Bermuda Triangle”

After completing her Masters of Veterinary Medicine, complimented by the Small Animal Internship at the University of Ghent in Belgium, Dr. Roth moved to Bermuda.

Living in Bermuda and volunteering as a veterinarian at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, Dr. Roth followed her passion and transitioned to wildlife conservation. She completed her Conservation Medicine degree for veterinarians at the University of Edinburgh.

Her first experience with the Bermuda Turtle Project was as a student participant in 2014, and she has been “hooked” on the project ever since. Over the years Dr. Roth became the co-director of the Bermuda Turtle Project. She is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK.

October 13,2022
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