The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Presents NAVIGATING NEW YORK’S BUSY OCEAN: WHALES, SHIPS AND A NEW ERA OF OCEAN PLANNING

 

August 31st, 2016

6:00PM-8:30PM

Central Park Zoo's 4-D Theater

EAST 64TH AND 5TH AVE.  THE THEATER IS THE TO RIGHT / NORTH OF THE ARSENAL BUILDING

SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP REQUIRED: NYSEASCAPE@WCS.ORG

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

NEW YORK'S MARINE WATERS ARE BUSY!  MORE THAN $200 BILLION IN CARGO PASS THROUGH THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ANNUALLY, MAKING IT THE BUSIEST PORT ON THE EAST COAST. SHIPS BRING THIS CARGO FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, FERRIES TRANSPORT COMMUTERS TO AND FROM WORK, AND RECREATIONAL BOATERS ENJOY THESE WATER WAYS.AT THE SAME TIME, HUNDREDS OF SPECIES OF MARINE FISHES, SEA TURTLES, SEABIRDS, AND MARINE MAMMALS INCLUDING HUMPBACK,  FIN, AND OTHER THREATENED WHALES DEPEND ON AND MIGRATE THROUGH THESE SAME WATERS.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING EXPERTS FROM THE MARINE INDUSTRY-LED NONPROFIT, NORTH AMERICAN MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, AND THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY.  PANELISTS WILL DISCUSS HOW LOCAL WHALE RESEARCH AND SHIPPING INITIATIVES CAN HELP MITIGATE IMPACTS TO MARINE WILDLIFE THROUGH NEW REGIONAL PLANNING EFFORTS.

VIEW OFFICIAL FLYER HERE