Conservationist Carl Safina, President and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, is the speaker at the Science In the Modern World lecture at Purchase College on March 8 at 7 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.
His topic Caught in the Same Net: the Ocean, The Gulf and Us will reflect his advocacy and study of the ocean and its sea life.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Purchase School of Natural and Social Sciences.
A Purchase graduate, with a Doctors degree from Rutgers, Carl Safina is author of more than 100 articles and five books including the award- winning Song for the Blue Ocean and his latest book The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World.
During his research, his recreational and part-time commercial fishing, he noticed rapid declines in sea turtles, marlin, sharks, tunas and many other fishes. It seemed to him as though a kind of “last buffalo hunt” was occurring in the seas.
He has helped lead campaigns to ban high-seas driftnets, re-write U.S. fisheries law, use international agreements toward restoring fish and achieve a United Nations fisheries treaty. He has been profiled in the New York Times, on national television shows and his scientific prowess, sense of adventure, and elegant descriptions of the mystery, magnificence, and importance of the sea and its creatures make him one of today’s most important conservation voices.