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"War of the Whales"
Friday, August 15, 2014
Noon, Redfield Auditorium

On Friday, August 8, 2014,  at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, the Peanut Butter Club presents author Josh Horwitz who will talk about his book “War of the Whales” on Friday, August 15, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. The paths of the world’s most powerful navy and the ocean’s deepest-diving whales collided on March 15, 2000, when whale researcher Ken Balcomb witnessed a mass whale stranding from an unknown cause on the shores of the Bahamas. That event led to a legal battle—with Balcomb and environmental lawyer Joel Reynolds on one side and the U.S. Navy on the other—that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Along the way, the Navy conceded for the first time that its sonar tests had driven whales onto beaches, and agreed to comply with federal environmental laws intended to protect whales and other marine animals. Books will be available for purchase after the talk. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

About Peanut Butter Club

A WHOI community activity

Each Friday at noon in Redfield Auditorium, WHOI sponsors a free talk or video on a topical subject. Peanut Butter Club presentations are a chance to relax, chat with friends, and learn about a wide range of socially relevant subjects -- including but not limited to oceanographic information. Past Peanut Butter Club talks have covered topics like opera, research on the sun, Falmouth water quality, and the history of thermometers. Video presentations feature films on world history, travel, gardening, and nature. Many summertime presentations relate to the ocean.

Bring a lunch and join us. Coffee, tea, and cookies are served. Peanut Butter Club is a free community service sponsored by WHOI, made possible each week, in part, by a dedicated group of volunteers. Donations are accepted.

If you have an interesting project, traveled to an exotic place, have a musical group, written a book, etc., and you would like to share this with members of the community, the WHOI Information Office welcomes presentors to give talks at Peanut Butter Club.  If you are interested, please contact Joanne Tromp at jtromp@whoi.edu or call (508) 289-2252 for more information.

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