Video: Thor Hansen on Feathers, November 2011


Author and bird expert Thor Hanson shared his insights into the extraordinary world of feathers in a talk on Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm at the Eastsound Fire Hall on Orcas Island. Hanson's 2011 book, Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, investigates not only the evolution and mechanics of feathers, but also their cultural importance and their role in technological innovation. It got rave reviews in the national press. Add to that Hanson's engaging and enthusiastic speaking style, and you've got a talk that shouldn't be missed.

Thor Hanson lives on San Juan Island and recently completed an important scientific status review of the Tufted Puffin on behalf of SeaDoc. This status review will be critical to moving forward the listing and recovery of the Tufted Puffin in Washington State.

The video is in 4 parts:

The 2011/12 Marine Science Lecture Series was presented by The SeaDoc Society and YMCA Camp Orkila. It was been made possible through generous sponsorship by Tom Averna (Deer Harbor Charters), Barbara Brown, Denise and Dan Wilk (Eclipse Charters), Audrey and Dean Stupke and West Sound Marina.