Ross Dinyari says his four trips to Antarctica have been an “amazing, fascinating, and life-enriching experience.” Join him at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. for a talk and slideshow about his most recent trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Dinyari first visited Antarctica in 2001 and since then there have been steady changes to the landscape. He says that, “The global weather and temperature changes [have made] tangible footprints in the pristine and the completely isolated frozen continent.” Other impact has been seen from the whaling, plastic and chemical industries, which have been noted by the many researchers on the continent. Antarctica is home to a wide array of animals many of which Dinyari photographed during his trip including penguins (Gentoo, Chin Strap, Adelie, King, Macaroni, Rock Hopper and Magellanic), seals (Fur, Elephant, Crab Eater, Leopard and Weddell), albatross (Wandering and Black Browed), whales (Killer, Fin, Humpback and Blue, Sperm) as well as countless other animals. The southern ocean surrounding Antarctica is also home to more than 75% of the world marine bio mass.
Dinyari will also speak about the geography of the continent, organizational arrangement, and tourism in Antarctica.
For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.