- NYUPS July 2014 Meeting: Searching for Moby Dick
- July 8, 2014 7:00 pm
- July 8, 2014 9:00 pm
- June 23, 2014
356 West 44th Street, Between 8th and 9th, New York, NY, United States
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
“Searching for Moby Dick” By Rick Morris
Sperm whales are the largest and least studied of the toothed whales and spend nearly 90% of their lives in the deep, dark depths of the ocean. Feeding primarily on squid they hunt by sonar and tend to swallow not chew their food only having teeth on the lower jaw. Females and juveniles are very unclear in their family behaviors while the mature males tend to roam the seas alone except during mating season. Hunted for the oil in their heads and the ambergris used in candles and perfume they were driven to near extinction but bans on whaling have given their population a second chance. So join award winning producer, Rick Morris as he takes us on a rare expedition to the island of Dominica "In Search of Moby Dick", the first cut of his new documentary on these elusive creatures.
About Rick Morris
Rick is an Award winning Producer, Cameraman and Editor, Rick Morris has been working in television and documentary films for more than 30 years. Serving as the Producer Videographer for the Census of Marine life and Encyclopedia of Life projects Rick worked on and contributed to more than 15 programs for National Geographic, BBC, PBS and all the major TV networks. Rick’s work is also part of the UN Video Archive and the Smithsoian’s Oceans Hall. Specializing in conservation and environmental topics Morris has also produced films for the New England Aquarium, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Oceana. In May of 2014 Rick was inducted into The Ocean Artists Society. His films can be seen on the Census web site, www.coml.org , on his servers, www.vimeo.com/user1319269 and envirodiver13 on YouTube, the Smythsonian’s Oceans Hall portal, ocean.si.edu, the United Nations Video Archives and on numerous other sites. Rick has been diving for more than 45 years in locations from the Arctic to Asia and taught diving for more than 20 years.
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