On October 23 at 7 p.m., Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and The Strand Theatre will cohost a virtual Q&A with the director of Entangled, David Abel, and a Bigelow Laboratory senior research scientist, Dr. Nick Record. Bigelow Laboratory's president and CEO, Dr. Deborah Bronk, will moderate the event and ask submitted questions on behalf of the attendees.
Entangled chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service is trying to balance the vying interests – all in the face of rapid climate change. With fewer than 400 right whales remaining, workable solutions are urgently needed.
The film is currently available for streaming via The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine: https://www.rocklandstrand.com/event/stream-entangled.
Director David Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers fisheries and environmental issues for The Boston Globe. His previous films include Sacred Cod, Lobster War, and Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys.
Dr. Nick Record uses math, computer models, and machine learning at Bigelow Laboratory to understand the ocean and find solutions to environmental challenges. One of his current research aims is to develop forecasting tools that predict right whale movement and improve efforts to avoid harming them with fishing gear and ships.