During monthly Harborside Chats, New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill takes to Facebook Live for a casual conversation with a member of our team.

For her third livestream event, Vikki sat down with Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life VP and Senior Scientist Scott Kraus, Ph.D.

scott kraus and vikki spruil during harborside chat on facebook live
Dr. Scott Kraus and Vikki Spruill

These conversations highlight the work of our staff and scientists, tapping into their areas of expertise to better understand current issues and learn how their work reinforces the Aquarium’s mission to protect the blue planet. Vikki’s conversation with Scott focused on offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic, a proposal that the Aquarium staunchly opposes. For decades, Scott has studied the endangered North Atlantic right whale and understands the dire threat that seismic testing poses to right whales and marine animals all the way down the food chain. 

Listen in to Vikki and Scott’s conversation for a deep dive on this issue.

Harborside Chat with Scott Kraus

A public event on January 10, 2019, brought together many stakeholders opposed to offshore oil and gas exploration—from the fishing industry to local government. Learn how you can protect our coast and sign up for updates from the New England Aquarium.