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THE LONELIEST WHALE

THE SEARCH FOR 52

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The secret lives
of whales

with DR. STEPHEN PALUMBI, Stanford University Professor of Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

and WONDERFEST ambassador.
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

 

Directed by Joshua Zeman. THE LONELIEST WHALE is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other. Executive Produced with Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier and directed by Joshua Zeman.

Dr. Palumbi has long been fascinated by how quickly the world around us changes. Work on the genomics of marine organisms tries to focus on basic evolutionary questions but also on practical solutions to questions about how to preserve and protect the diverse life in the sea. Steve has lectured extensively on human-induced evolutionary change, has used genetic detective work to identify whales, seahorses, rockfish and sharks for sale in retail markets, and is developing genomic methods to help find ocean species resistant to climate change. Work on corals in American Samoa and Palau has identified corals more resilient to heat stress. Work at the Hopkins Marine Station focuses on how kelp, sea urchins, abalone and mussels respond to short term environmental changes and to environmental shifts over small spatial scales.

DR. STEPHEN PALUMBI,
Stanford University