7PM Wednesday, November 16
The Southern Ocean: An Illustrated Lecture by Steven B. Young
Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury
The Southern Ocean lies to the south of all continents except Antarctica. It stretches in a continuous band around the world in high southern latitudes. Its strong currents isolate Antarctica from the rest of the world, and they have an enormous effect on climate, past and present. The Southern Ocean and its islands provide a unique habitat for whales, penguins, and a host of other creatures.
Paleoecologist Steven Young will talk about his visits to many Antarctic seas and lands, including Elephant Island, which featured prominently in Shackleton’s adventures. The lecture will be illustrated with many color slides, including some of birds and beasts with which you may not be familiar!