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Environment / Sustainability

John Weller's award-winning photos from Antarctica

April 14, 2009

John Weller will discuss his work and his award winning photographs from the last large, healthy marine ecosystems in the world, located in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.

Ross Sea photo display & lecture
Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Johnson Hall, Room 222

Award-winning photographer John Weller will celebrate one of the last large, healthy marine ecosystems with a full-photographic display and presentation titled, The Ross Sea, Antarctica: Science, Policy, and the Public in a Pristine Marine Ecosystem.

This event takes place at 6 p.m. on April 21 in Johnson Hall, Room 222, on the Colorado State University campus. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the photographic display available for viewing during this time. The lecture will follow at 7 p.m.  

Saving the sea: Preserving a laboratory for humankind 

Weller will address the importance of saving the Ross Sea as the last laboratory for studying how marine systems once functioned. Using the products of five years of work in the Ross Sea, Weller will shed light on how damaging the sea will destroy the last chance to understand a healthy marine ecosystem, as well as hamper development of the very foundations of ecosystem-based management.

Weller hopes to bridge the gap between science and the public in this special event in celebration of Earth Day and the conclusion of the International Polar Year.

Sponsorship for event

The presentation is hosted by the Student Environmental Leadership Network, the Department of Biology and the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University.

For more information, contact Tracy Smith at or (970) 491-7826.

The Last Ocean: Narrative and photographs by John Weller

Contact: Tracy Smith
Phone: (970) 491-7826