'Last of the Right Whales' screening and discussion Thursday night

Posted 9/21/22

The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Last of the Right Whales," which follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people …

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'Last of the Right Whales' screening and discussion Thursday night

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The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Last of the Right Whales," which follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear. The program begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, and reservations are required.

North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce.  With just over 330 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. If we don’t stop killing them, in 20 years they could be extinct.

With unprecedented access to film the whale migration, Last of the Right Whales brings a message of hope about the most at-risk great whale on the planet. 

After the documentary, join Audubon for a Q&A discussion with members of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium: Dr. Robert Kenney, Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island, Captain Thomas Fetherson, US Navy-retired, Regina Asmutis-Silva, Executive Director, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Anne DiMonti, Director, Audubon Society of RI Nature Center and Aquarium.

Entry is free, though donations are welcomed. Reach the Audubon center at  (401) 949-5454.

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