Location: Simons IMAX Theatre

A Stroll through the New Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Thursday, May 4

Dr. Peter Auster, Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium and Research Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut

Dr. Scott Kraus, Vice President of Research, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which was designated by President Barack Obama on September 15, 2016, is the only marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean and the only one located off the continental United States. With words and pictures, Drs. Scott Kraus and Peter Auster will recount their many years of research on marine mammals and deep-sea ecology in this region beyond the edge of our continental shelf gathered using ships, aircraft, and deep-sea submersibles.