Whale Strandings is an exhibition of recent work by West Auckland photographer Jan Young.
13 July – 19 August, 2007
Free with entry donation
The exhibition includes a series of black and white images of two separate sperm whale strandings and a series of colour images of a stranded Cuvier beaked whale. Each event was documented on the Whatipu coastline between 2004 and 2005. Young hopes that her images will help raise awareness about New Zealands unique marine environment.
Whale Tales of the South Pacific and the Bahamas
Wednesday 15 August, 7.30pm, Auditorium
$10, $5 members
Bookings ph 306 7048
Presented by: Nan Daeschler Hauser, President and Director of the Centre for Cetacean Research and Conservation, Principal Investigator of the Cook Islands Whale Research Project, Director of the Cook Islands Whale Education Centre
Nan Hauser works in Rarotonga where she has undertaken studies on the biology, behaviour, and ecology of a variety of cetaceans for the past 10 years. Her work includes documenting populations of bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, sperm whales, dense-beaked whales and many other species in the Bahamas. Nan’s efforts over the past 13 seasons have revealed a novel feeding technique by bottlenose dolphins, the first underwater footage of beaked whales and underwater footage of a sperm whale with a broken jaw. She was a key player in the creation of a 2 million square kilometer whale sanctuary in the waters of the Cook Islands.