Internationally Renowned Penguin Expert on "Talking Animals"
My guest on "Talking Animals August 28 will be Dr. Dee Boersma, the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science in the University of Washington's department of Biology, who has been referred to as the â€œJane Goodall of Penguins.â€
Boersma, whose long string of awards and honors include serving as a Fulbright Fellow, has directed since 1982 the Magellanic Penguin Project at Punta Tombo, Argentina, in her role as a scientific fellow for the Wildlife Conservation Society. (The Penguin Project is now called The Penguin Sentinels
Not coincidentally, of paramount interest to Boersma is the importance of long term studies on penguins: Sheâ€™s been working with Galapagos penguins for 40 years.
In fact, she just returned from her most recent sojourn to the Galapagos on August 15, and will come to the â€œTalking Animalsâ€ conversation armed with new information gleaned from that trip.
Dr. Dee Boersma will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" on August 28 at 9am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling 813-239-9663 or e-mailing DJ@wmnf.org.