3rd Annual NC Whales & Whaling Symposium
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the cetaceans inhabiting the waters off North Carolina once again this year at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Whales and Whaling Symposium. This day-long event includes several presentations focusing on whales and historic hunting practices in North Carolina and adjacent waters. Participants will learn which species of whales can be found in our coastal waters and further offshore, how and where some of these species were hunted regionally, and the contributions prepared skeletal specimens make to research, conservation, and education. There will also be special exhibits enabling participants to interact with bones, baleen, teeth, oil, and more. Historians, biologists, naturalists, environmentalists, and educators share experiences and knowledge through a series of presentations and displays appropriate for all audiences.