In the mid-1950s, newspapers and magazines excitedly reported on scientist-explorers undertaking daring expeditions to harpoon gray whales off the North American Pacific Coast. Tales of enraged mother whales bashing boats and groups of men attempting risky technological feats painted an image of maritime scientific adventure. The scene of these adventures was the foggy southern California… Read more →
Anna Guasco is fourth year PhD candidate and Gates Cambridge scholar in Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation brings together environmental history, history of science, more-than-human geographies, and political ecology to examine histories, stories, and justice issues circulating around gray whale migration along the North American Pacific Coast.