Gulf of Mexico: Spilling Crude Oil Where We Once Spilled Sperm Oil — New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum


New Bedford Whaling Museum at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook Memorial Theater, with a pre-lecture reception in the Jacobs Family Gallery at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture titled, "The Gulf of Mexico: Spilling Crude Oil Where We Once Spilled Sperm Oil," is presented by Judy N. Lund and Deborah Cramer."

  • Man and Whales, with Judith Lund and Deborah Cramer
  • Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
  • Start Time: 6:30 pm End Time: 9:00 pm
  • Category: Public Calendar

The Gulf of Mexico: Spilling Crude Oil Where We Once Spilled Sperm Oil

Judith N. Lund, Advisory Curator, NBWM, will provide us with an historical overview of whaling in the Gulf of Mexico, an endeavor that until recently was not well documented. Using her soon-to-be-published paper as the foundation, Judy will explain how this smaller whale fishery fit in with the larger Atlantic whale fishery.

Deborah Cramer, MIT Visiting Scholar, will explore short term impacts of the BP oil spill and the longer term impacts of oil drilling and shipping on the marshes of southeastern Louisiana and the wider Gulf, sharing her recent visit there and showing stunning photographs from her book, Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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