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Scientific Sail: Under the Sun

Saturday, June 4, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Raise the sails, cast off, and join the World Science Festival for a stunningly beautiful, family-friendly tour of New York Harbor aboard the Mystic Whaler, a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner. Marine ecologist Merry Camhi and underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen are on deck to lead experiments with acoustic and satellite tags used to monitor sharks and rays. Capture underwater images and earn your sea legs in this daytime expedition.


Merry CamhiMarine Conservation Biologist

Merry Camhi is director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape program. This initiative, based at the NY Aquarium, seeks to raise public awareness and action to conserve threatened marine wildlife and habitats in the New York Bight, through field research, improved policy, and education.

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Keith EllenbogenPhotographer

Keith Ellenbogen is an award-winning underwater conservation photographer that works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. He is 2015-16 Visiting Artist in Residence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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