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Sea Stories is day focused on exploration, conservation, scuba diving, shipwrecks and marine life. This will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in the ocean to interact.

RESERVATIONS

Ticket Price: $80. Tickets purchased after November 2: $90.

Student Ticket Price: $40 (16 years of age or younger, with limited quantities available).

To secure a reservation, please email us at [email protected], or call us at 212.628.8383. Tickets will NOT be sold at door.

To attend in person, we will require proof of vaccination. If you are making reservations, you must submit proof of vaccination to [email protected] by Noon ET on Monday, November 8th. No refunds will be available for those that don’t present adequate proof of vaccination by this deadline.

 

schedule
9:00 am Registration – coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 am Presentations commence
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Presentations continue
5:00 pm Cocktail party
7:00 pm Conclusion
Speakers

Paul Henri Nargeolet MI’01

“Evolution of the Titanic Wreck Site in 34 Years.”

Mr. Nargeolot is the Director of the underwater research program of RMS Titanic, a U.S. salvor in possession of the Titanic wreck site. He led 6 Titanic expeditions and was a member of two other Titanic expeditions between 1987 and 2021. Additionally, he completed more than 30 dives to the Titanic.

Former Commander of the French Navy, Mr. Nargeolot’s duties included Captain of Underwater Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Deep Diver, and submersible pilot. Later he became the Director of underwater equipment of the French Institute for Research and Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER).

Recently, he was a member of the Victor Vescovo expedition Five Deeps.

Stephen D. Nagiewicz FN’95

“Privateers on the Mullica River - Documenting an Underwater Battlefield from The Revolutionary War.”

On October 6, 1778, British naval forces and American patriots and privateers fought on the Mullica River, now Port Republic, NJ. The shipwrecks sunk during the battle are the oldest known vessels in NJ and are on the National Register of Historic places.

Mr. Nagiewicz is reconstructing this underwater battlefield. Part of this underwater exploration was conducted carrying Explorers Club Flag #132.

He is an Adjunct Faculty professor of Marine Science for the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Stockton University. Past Executive Director of the Explorers Club, Mr. Nagiewicz is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Mr. Nagiewicz has written papers for several peer-reviewed archaeological journals and authored; Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey.

Gaelin Rosenwaks FN’06

“Tales of the Open Ocean: From Plankton to Sperm Whales.”

Ms. Rosenwaks will discuss the complexity of our ocean ecosystems from satellite tagging bluefin tuna in the Atlantic to drilling ice cores in the frozen Bering Sea.

Founder of Global Ocean Exploration, Ms. 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.

She published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines. Ms. Rosenwaks appeared on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel. Her latest film project, Finding Physty, about her personal connection with sperm whales was the cover story in the June/July 2020 issue of Outside magazine.

Heather Knowles FN’11 & David Caldwell FN’11

“Solving the Mystery of the Lost Steamship Allentown.”

Lost with all hands during a severe November 1888 storm, the final resting place of the 250-foot-long iron-hulled collier Allentown bound for Salem, MA has been a mystery. Ms. Knowles and Mr. Caldwell will share a four-year exploration project to solve the mystery of the Allentown.

Ms. Knowles and Mr. Caldwell are the co-founders of Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, operating the dive charter boat, Gauntlet. They explored some of the world’s notable shipwrecks off the east coast of the U.S. and Canada, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea. Their shipwreck discoveries include the USS Nezinscot, among others.

Ms. Knowles and Mr. Caldwell also collaborated on research projects with NOAA in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Bradley Wetherbee

"Sharks - The Most Extraordinary Explorers."

Mr. Wetherbee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island where he studies movement ecology of and biology of sharks and rays. His research has spanned from the biochemistry of small deep water sharks to migratory patterns of whale sharks.

Dr. Wetherbee earned his Ph.D. in zoology at University of Hawaii, Zoology Department; M.S. Biology and Living Resources at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, and his B.S. Biology and Environmental Science at Willamette University.

November 13,2021
November 13, 2021
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Explorers Club HQ, 46 E 70th St, NY, NY, 10021
Explorers Club HQ, 46 E 70th St, NY, NY, 10021
Sea Stories 2021

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