About Saving Seas

This landmark course and seminar series, was given at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, and May 9 & 23, with one six-hour special Saturday workshop on April 8th.

Sponsored by the Museum and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, this cutting-edge course was taught by Tora Johnson, Adjunct Faculty at the College of the Atlantic and the University of Maine. Click here to learn more about Tora Johnson.

Her groundbreaking new book, Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen, Johnson focuses on the searing conflict over whale entanglement in fishing gear. The course built on this work, taking the same in-depth, multi-perspective look at a broad range of contentious marine debates.

Through panel discussions by world-class experts on both sides of the issue, as well as lectures and workshops, we had an unparalleled opportunity to explore the sources of conflict and potential solutions for such controversial issues as Navy sonar and its effect on marine mammals, the fate of the right whale, competing claims to Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine groundfish stocks, herring and mackerel mid-water trawl fisheries and their impacts on marine food webs, and managing coastal resources for many interests. Click here to see the seminar schedule. DVDs of the sessions are available at the museum library. Click here for directions to the museum.

This course was open for graduate credit with Framingham State College ($250) and for audit ($100). Members of the public were welcome to attend any session. Museum members - $8.00, non-members - $10.00. Click here to see the syllabus for the course.

For further information, please contact the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 508-896-3867, Ext. 129.