Location: Simons Theatre

Special Ship-to-Shore event

Exploring the Marine Monument in Our Backyard

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hear from scientists aboard the NOAA R/V Okeanos Explorer in this special Ship-to-Shore event.

The New England Aquarium played a vital role in the 2016 designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument—the first and only marine national monument in the U.S. waters of the Atlantic. Now we invite you to join us on Sept. 12 to celebrate the third anniversary of the marine monument in our backyard. We’re taking you on a virtual tour of the wildlife found in the monument, with renowned research scientists as your tour guide!

Hear from the NOAA scientists aboard the R/V Okeanos Explorer in this special Ship-to-Shore event. They’re visiting the region for the first time since it was designated a marine national monument in 2016. Watch amazing deep sea submersible footage and then participate in a live Q&A session with NOAA scientists about the ship and what they’re seeing below the surface. Hear from a member of the Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life aerial survey team about the biodiversity seen from the air. Learn why it’s so important to study and protect this marine protected area.

Cash Bar and Monument Pop-Up Exhibit, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m
Lecture begins promptly at 7 p.m.