Public Lecture: Humans and whales – hunting, palaeontology and conservation

  • Start Date: March 19, 2024 at 6:00 pm
  • End Date: March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm
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  • Location: A30 Lecture Theatre, Music Department, Lakeside Arts
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Humans have long had a complicated relationship with whales. They’ve been seen as resources, with some species sadly hunted almost to extinction.

But that’s only one part of the story. Whales have also long mystified scientists – especially over the question of their evolutionary origins.

More recently, conserving global whale populations has become a priority.

This talk will summarise these human-whale interactions and reaffirm the view that whales are some of the most beloved and curious creature in the animal kingdom.

Simon Hill is a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham. He works on the history of whaling and has subsequently expanded his research to issues of conservation.

Everyone welcome.

This event is part of the university’s Sustainability Action Week taking place 18-22 March. Find out more about other events and activities.

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