Profs & Pints: Dolphins of the Potomac
Profs and Pints presents: Dolphins of the Potomac, with Janet Mann, professor of biology and psychology at Georgetown University and author of Deep Thinkers: Inside the Minds of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.
Having spent 30 years studying wild bottlenose dolphins 13,000 miles away, in Western Australia, Janet Mann was overjoyed to encounter them in the Potomac River, literally in her backyard. She responded by launching the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project, a research project that has documented more than 1200 individuals, including one they watched being born in the Potomac River.
Come hear give a fascinating talk from one the world's leading dolphin experts on dolphins and what the local research project has found.
You'll learn how bottlenose dolphins, which have brains similar in size to ours and much larger than chimpanzees', navigate the marine world using cognitive abilities strikingly different from our own. You'll gain a deep understanding of how they maintain their own complex society, with long-term bonds, friends, allies, and enemies.
You'll become familiar with the habits of our local dolphin population and find out why they are coming into the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River each year and where they travel on their journeys. You'll also be introduced to local dolphin residents, whothis is Washington, after allnow bear names such as Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Pelosi.
You'll walk out eager for a chance to look out over local waters with a heightened sense of wonder, eager to spot our smart aquatic friends. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15. Save $2 with student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please arrive in plenty of time to place any order and be seated and settled before the talk begins.)
Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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