ExplorOcean Hosts Waterman Lecture Series

Byline: The Log Staff

NEWPORT BEACH — ExplorOcean at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum invites the public to register for one — or more — of the museum’s educational Waterman Lecture Series programs.

The museum’s Waterman Lecture Series highlights the stories of nautical explorers, historians, seafarers, authors and adventurers from all over the world, providing a wide range of topics. Upcoming lectures include:

Underwater Photographer Bryant Austin: Learn about Austin’s work capturing whales on film at this May 9 lecture. The artist will discuss how he first spots a whale pod then waits for a whale to approach him before he begins to shoot photos. He begins to capture their beauty on their terms, when they are less than 6 feet away. Austin displays his work by piecing high-resolution pictures together to show photos of a life-size whale.

Lunch on Board RMS Titanic — Two Miles Deep in the Atlantic
: On June 20, Capt. Don Walsh will share stories from his dive to the Titanic sinking site. Named one of the world’s great explorers by Life magazine, Walsh has been associated with ocean science, engineering and marine policy for more than 50 years. Attendees will hear about Walsh’s dives in an MIR submersible to the RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck sinking sites, and the Mid-Atlantic ridge. He will also discuss the more than five years he spent conducting research on and around the world’s oceans.

Seafaring Tales with David Grant: Grant will return for a three-part lecture series — Sept. 12, 19 and 26 — focusing on historic attempts at finding a Northwest Passage, and shipwrecks around the world.

Reservations and pre-payment are required for all Waterman Lectures.  Admission is free from members, $15 for non-members. To register, call (949) 675-8915 or email rsvp@explorocean.org.

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