brookdale signDiscussed at 6 pm, Monday, March 25 At Brookdale Community College

LINCROFT, NJ -  Paul Sieswerda, Executive Director of the Gotham Whale Institute in NYC, will discuss the status and future of whale populations in the NJ-NY harbors and worldwide at 6 pm, Monday, March 25 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. His talk is free and open to the public.

Mr. Sieswerda’s presentation, part of the BCC/Sierra Club’s “Science Monday” series of environmental lectures, is hosted by BCC’s Environmental Club to inform students about statewide and national environmental issues.

The Institute’s mission is to study and protect whales and other marine mammals. The Institute also runs whale watching tours and collects data from its staff and volunteers -- “Citizen Scientists.”

The efforts of regulators, environmental groups, and the Institute’s staff and volunteers have greatly improved the conditions of the Hudson River and New York Harbor. The river is now a feeding ground for seals, dolphins, and whales. But there still is cause for concern, due to offshore whaling that almost led to the extinction of some species, and climate changes that could affect whale habitats.

A free pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Twin Lights Rooms I and II of the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and the talk begins at 6:30 p.m.

To get to Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner is on the left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A campus map is at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/PDFFiles/MAPS/MAP_04_08.pdf.