jean_michel_cousteauThe National Aquarium, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), is hosting further talks as part of the 2014 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, themed “National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions”.

On Nov. 11, marine biologist Dr. David Wiley (Research Coordinator at NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary) will be presenting a lecture entitled “Uncovering the Underwater Lives of Humpback Whales.”  The lecture will investigate the advancement of shipping, fishing, and rescue equipment, and how it has been adapted to protect and conserve marine life.

The final lecture of the series will take place on Dec. 3 with renowned maritime explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau presenting a lecture entitled “Building a Brighter Tomorrow through National Marine Sanctuaries.”  (There will be a charge for this lecture).

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. at the National Aquarium, on 501 E. Pratt Street. For additional programming and ticketing information, please visit

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