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Sea Stories

Sea Stories is a day focused on exploration, conservation, scuba diving, shipwrecks, nautical history and marine life. This will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in the ocean to interact. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

9:00 AM – Registration, coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 AM – Presentations commence
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Presentations continue
5:00 PM – Cocktail Party
7:00 PM – Conclusion

Speakers to include:

Dan Lieb FN '06 and Steve Nagiewicz FN ‘95

"The Robert J. Walker Shipwreck Mapping Expedition"

Messrs. Lieb and Nagiewicz planned, coordinated and executed a privately funded expedition to map the historic wreck site of the Robert J. Walker for NOAA's Office of Maritime Heritage. This is a unique collaboration for Northeast wreck divers, academic institutions (Richard Stockton College) and historical organizations and museums. The Walker was a steamer with the Coast Survey (forerunner of today's NOAA) which wrecked off Atlantic City, New Jersey in June 1860. The wreck is approved as a National Historic Landmark and is also a memorial site commemorating the highest loss of life in this service.

Amanda Cotton MN ‘13

“Big Animal Encounters of the Conservation Kind"

Ms. Cotton is a Professional Nikon Photographer specializing in underwater imagery. As an avid scuba diver and ocean enthusiast, her goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem is of the highest priority to Ms. Cotton.

Ms. Cotton and her imagery have been featured in major publications and news sources worldwide including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, Times Publishing, CNN, and Science Daily including the following magazines: Smithsonian, Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Natural History and Earthweek.

Charles D. Beeker

“Search for the Lost Ships of Columbus”

Dr. Beeker is an internationally recognized explorer known for his research on Columbus and the Taino to Captain Kidd and the Golden of Piracy. He is the director for Indiana University’s Office of Underwater Science, and a Registered Professional Underwater Archaeologist, and was a member of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act Working Committee, and Federal Advisory Committee for Marine Protected Areas.

Dr. Beeker has been featured in numerous publications and television documentaries by Discovery Channel, History Channel, Animal Planet, and National Geographic Society.

Ethan Gordon

“Photographing Shipwrecks”

Mr. Gordon is a freelance photojournalist working primarily in the diving, fishing and travel industries. His assignment work has taken him from the cold waters off New England to the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Coral Sea, and numerous islands in the Caribbean.

Mr. Gordon’s images appeared on more than 30 magazine covers and in the pages of publications such as: Caribbean Travel & Life, Field & Stream, National Geographic Adventure, New Hampshire Wildlife, and Outdoor Life, Outside, Saltwater Sportsman, Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, Sport Diver and Sport Fishing. Mr. Gordon is the former editor of Fathoms Magazine and serves as the President of the Boston Sea Rovers. He became certified as a scuba diver at the age of 14.

Dr. Simon Thorrold

"The TOTEM Project - Visualizing the Remarkable Movements of Sharks, Rays and Swordfish in the North Atlantic"

Dr. Thorrold is the Director of the Ocean Life Institute and a Senior Scientist in the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He received his B.Sc. from the University of Auckland and PhD from James Cook University, Australia. Using techniques that span isotope geochemistry, next generation DNA sequencing and satellite-based archival tags, he addresses dispersal of reef fish larvae, movements of juvenile and adult reef fishes within coral reef seascapes, and ocean basin scale migrations of sharks, manta rays and swordfish.

At the Ocean Life Institute, Dr. Thorrold is championing the use of WHOI’s unique scientific and engineering expertise to reverse the effects of human impacts on ocean ecosystems. Dr. Thorrold has become a regular contributor to WHOI’s image of the day with pictures of his study species with much of his work conducted underwater in Papua New Guinea, the central Pacific and the Red Sea.

Date: 11/08/2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $60, $65 if purchased after October 31st

Guest Ticket Price: $60, $65 if purchased after October 31st

Student Ticket Price:

$25, $30 if purchased after October 31st

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are secured on a first-come, first-served basis.

To secure a place, please call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:
* If a reservation is canceled after Thursday, November 6th, there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.

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