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The Ocean is Hefner Lecture Topic, 11/3


The Miami U. Robert A. Hefner Lecture will feature David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” offers a unique perspective –– ranging from a tiny submarine 2,000 feet beneath Alaska’s Bering Sea to the hallways of Washington, D.C. –– on the wonder of the oceans around us and the critical issues they now face.

The marine scientist, ocean explorer and submarine pilot is also a Washington-based conservation policy leader at The Ocean Foundation where he serves as Senior Fellow and Director of its Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program.

One of his most interesting research areas is the Gulf of Mexico, particularly the waters and reefs off Cuba. His March 2011 journey from Cape Horn at the tip of South America to the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa (with stops in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Nightingale Islands), followed the footsteps of some great explorers and encountered incredible wildlife including penguins, albatross, seals, dolphins and whales.

His lecture is scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, November 3 in 102 Benton Hall, on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Audubon Miami Valley is a cosponsor of this event.

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