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Studying the recovery of whales at sub-Antarctic South Georgia

Part of the Antarctic Talk Season 2022

24th March 2022 7pm

On zoom & in person

Dr Jennifer JacksonWhale biologist, British Antarctic Survey

The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is a hotspot of marine biodiversity, and historically a very important feeding ground for whales. A century ago, this tiny island was at the epicentre of whaling, with over 170,000 whales killed. By the 1960s, whales were virtually exterminated, and sightings were rare until the 1990s. Between 2018 and 2020, Dr Jen Jackson and collaborators conducted whale surveys at South Georgia to understand how populations are recovering. In this talk, she will review the impact of modern whaling at South Georgia, discuss new research techniques for studying whales and overview the discoveries emerging from this recovering feeding ground.

This event will take place in person at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre and will be broadcasted on zoom live.
In-Person: Seats in the barn will be socially distanced, mask wearing is at your own discretion. There will be refreshments on sale.
Zoom: A link will be sent to you the morning of the event, which you will be able to follow to hear the talk and see the slides as you would a normal zoom talk. You will be able to ask questions via the chat.
Tickets are the same price regardless, please choose how you would like to hear the talk below.
If circumstances change and you need to swap, that’s fine. It’s just so we know how many people are interested in each method.
Other Talks in this series:

27th January: The Antarctic Peninsula: A Geo-Bio Travelogue of Graham Land

Tickets

45 available
In-Person: Studying the recovery of whales at sub-Antarctic South Georgia£10.00
97 available
Zoom: Studying the recovery of whales at sub-Antarctic South Georgia£10.00

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Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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