03 Oct '11, 4pm
Whales: The Sea's Mysterious Giants
We have a complicated relationship with whales. For centuries, we hunted them, ate their meat, lit our homes with their blubber, built corsets with their baleen, and carved scrimshaw into their teeth. Yet for all the time humans have spent chasing after cetaceans, we still know very little about the behavior and biology of these giant underwater mammals. A small community of researchers is working to fill this gap.