24 March 2022
Blake Studio, Norwich School, The Close, NR1 4DD
From £5.00 per person
Over the past 30 years, it has become possible to document the geographical movements and activities of seabirds when they are out of sight and beyond the horizon of the land-bound observer. This has been achieved via electronic devices attached to the birds. It is these findings that form the basis of Michael Brooke’s talk; the depths (up to 500m) reached by diving penguins, the 10,000km loops undertaken in 20 days by petrels during incubation while the mate incubates, the speeds (130 km/hr) attained by albatrosses blasted across the Southern Ocean by a tailwind.
The talk is based on Michael Brooke’s acclaimed book, Far from Land (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets for this event are £5 and can be purchased at the event. Society members and students can attend the event for free.
This event has been organised by the East of England committee.
Featured image: Fer Nando/Unsplash
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