OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center announces “Science on Tap” at Rogue Brewery
Scientist and photographer Dr. Ari S. Friedleander will present at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap on Wednesday, June 10 at 6pm. The presentation will introduce his first book, Unframable, a collection of photographs from Antarctica in the context of his work as a marine mammal ecologist.
The event will take place at Rogue Ale’s South Beach waterfront location, Brewer’s on the Bay, in the downstairs Board Room. Doors open at 5:15pm, and the presentation will begin at 6pm. The family-friendly event is free open to the public, and early arrival is recommended, as seating is limited. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from the regular menu.
Friedleander’s talk will explore Antarctica through images and experiences from over 25 trips made since 1997. His long-term ecological research program in Antarctica has led to many important discoveries about whales. While scientific research has driven his work to date, Friedleander also uses photography as a medium to shed light on some of the unique aspects of the Antarctic, its inhabitants, and the threats that this fragile ecosystem now faces.
Ari S. Friedlaender is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute. He grew up in Connecticut, earned his PhD from Duke University and was a Research Professor at the Duke University Marine Laboratory before moving to Oregon in 2013. His research interests are in using tag technology to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals. Specifically, Friedlaender is interested in the foraging behavior of baleen whales and how these animals are affected by environmental and human-caused changes to their ecosystems.