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Family & Adult Programs

The Marion Natural History Museum frequently runs programs appropriate for adults and large groups including families with children. All are welcome to attend! Seating tends to be limited at these programs, so we recommend you reserve your spot in advance; for our large group programs tickets are always available at the door, however!

SHARKCAM with WHOI Researcher Amy Kukulya

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Museum

Join us at the Natural History Museum for a fascinating presentation from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher Amy Kukulya.

Amy will discuss how she and her team use harpoon transponders and the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle to track and observe sharks in their natural habitat.

From the WHOI website:

REMUS SharkCam is a specially outfitted REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) equipped with video cameras and navigational and scientific instrumentation that enable it to locate, track, and film a tagged marine animal, such as a North Atlantic white shark (great white). The vehicle is pre-programmed to home in on a signal from a transponder beacon attached to the animal and can follow it to depths of 600 meters (1,968 feet), depending on the vehicle, and in a variety of patterns and configurations.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Suggested donation: $10.00 members, $12.00 non-members, $15 families with children

Reserve a seat for this program