Alex Bocconcelli, PhD, marine mammal expert of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak about marine life in the Lofoten Islands of Norway.
The Lofoten Archipeligo stretches southwest of Tromso, dividing the Norwegian Sea and the Vestfjorden. Most of the islands are above the Arctic Circle. The area is known for its striking and rugged beauty, snow-covered mountain peaks, steep valleys, fjords, small fishing villages. The Vestfjorden stretches more than one hundred miles northwest as an inland passage, minimally shielded by the Lofoten Islands. The cold northern waters have provided a rich habitat for many species.
As always, the talk will be well illustrated by Alex’s fine photography and wealth of interesting facts. His knowledge and curiosity always lead to an evening packed with information. Formerly he has spoken at the Library about the marine mammals of the Mediterranean and has brought in experts to talk about marine life in Patagonia. He remains devoted to the principle of making science accessible and interesting to the public. All ages and levels are welcome to attend this presentation, which will be held in the Library’s lower level, easily accessible to all.
This event is free and open to the public.