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Club Sandwiches, not Seals: Saving the Northern Fur Seal in the early 20th Century

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


NOTE: Due to our regular program venue unavailability the NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter has a new venue for only this date.  The  new venue is the Corpus Christi Parish Center (formerly Saint Catherine church) , 845 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801.  Enter the center lower level using the side entrance with stairs along the large parking lot.  This venue isn’t handicap accessible. Program time of 7:30 pm with refreshments at 7 pm remain unchanged.

Birders know the Pribilof Islands of Alaska for the chance to see Asian rarities, but there are more than birds on these remote islands. In the 19th century, millions of North Pacific Fur Seals drew hunters who wanted to sell their rich fur coats. In this illustrated talk, Kurk Dorsey of the UNH History Department will explain how the United States led a four-nation movement to save the fur seals from extinction. With colorful characters and deep splits about how to manage the seals, this is one of the most interesting success stories of international conservation

Programs/meetings are held at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park, Route 1A, Rye, NH, and wheelchair accessible. Refreshments are served at 7 pm. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. The entrance doors are locked at 7:45 pm. The public is welcome free of charge. Cancellations will be posted on The Seacoast Chapter web site: http://www.seacoastchapter.org.

Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com, 603-332-4093 or see our web site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs.

Note: The original scheduled program, Lake Baikal; Beautiful Birds, Bad Beer, and Buddhist Babushkas is now the February 14 program.


January 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870 United States
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