Good Gun Tales and the 73-Year History of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island


Nathaniel T. WheelwrightNathaniel T. Wheelwright's talk was presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The lecture commemorates his appointment to the Anne T. and Robert Bass Professorship of Natural Sciences.

Wheelwright recounts how the shooting of a rare albatross in 1913 by a Canadian fisherman set in motion an improbable series of events that led to the establishment in 1934 of one of North America's oldest and best-known biological field stations.

The lecture is divided into the following sections, should you choose to skip ahead:

1) Introduction: Slides 1-13
2) Early History: Slides 14-37
3) Current Research: Slides 38-60
4) Life on Kent Island: Slides 61-69
5) Eradicating Snowshoe Hares: Slides 70-82
6) Ernest Joy's Legacy: Slides 83-90


Nathaniel Wheelwright to Discuss Kent Island History, Research Feb. 13

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