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Saturday, June 1, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Waves aren’t the only things surging in New York Harbor, so are populations of sharks, dolphins, and whales. While it’s rare to catch a glimpse of a majestic sea animal, you will hear tales of their journeys through New York City waterways from whale researcher Danielle Brown and shark expert Hans Walters. Hop aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a 106-foot long replica of an 18th-century ship and learn all about our majestic ocean neighbors.


Danielle M. BrownMarine Mammalogist

Danielle M. Brown is a PhD student at Rutgers University and an associate researcher with Gotham Whale. Her doctoral research focuses on the foraging ecology of humpback whales in New York and New Jersey, and she assists in managing the New York City Humpback Whale Catalog.

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Hans WaltersMarine Biologist

Hans Walters is an animal department supervisor at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Brooklyn NY, and a field scientist with WCS’ New York Seascape Program. As animal supervisor, he oversees the daily care of sharks and rays, sea turtles and numerous marine fishes and invertebrates.

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