Festival Program

Conversations

Local Libraries: Micheline Jenner

Sat 25 Aug, 2.30pm
Brighton Library

Uncover the mysteries of ocean giants with marine biologist Micheline Jenner, as she discusses the research behind her book, The Secret Life of Whales. Tap into Jenner’s world-leading research and infectious enthusiasm for these magnificent creatures. With Jini Maxwell.

This session is free, but bookings are required.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

7151

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Micheline Jenner and her husband Curt Jenner are marine biologists and master mariners. For 30 years, the Jenners have conducted pioneering cetacean research documenting humpback whale calving grounds and feeding areas for pygmy blue whales, while raising two daughters at sea. They are Explorers Club Lowell Thomas and AGS Lifetime of Conservation awardees.

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