DUE TO THE STORM, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE.
The Woods Hole Public Library will offer a talk about marine mammals in the Mediterranean Sea by oceanographer Alessandro Bocconcelli on Wednesday evening January 28 at 7:30. He was born in Italy, grew up on the Italian Riviera (Liguria), and “stranded” in the USA in the 1980’s. He is a graduate of the Italian Merchant Marine Institute, and licensed as a Captain in 1982 (unlimited tonnage/all oceans). He has worked as mariner and commercial fisherman both in Italy and New England. Alex arrived at Woods Hole in the summer of 1985 as an MIT summer student, earning his BS in Ocean Engineering from MIT in 1986, and a Masters in Ocean Engineering in 1991.
He is currently a research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has served on more than 100 research cruises, and has authored and/or co-authored 50 papers. He has worked on marine mammal research, fisheries, mooring technology, and science coordination at sea.
Alex and his family are Woods Hole residents and all, as well as his good and faithful dog Erskine, are avid patrons of the Woods Hole Library.
This event is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Library at 508-548-8961.