marah-hardtMarah J. Hardt, '00 on Ocean Sustainability and "Sex in the Sea"

Fairfield County native and marine scientist will speak over dinner at Rive Bistro on September 26

Marine scientist, Harvard alumna, and Fairfield County native Dr. Marah J. Hardt will visit our club for a talk combining the timeless topic of sex with the timely isue of sustainable oceans.  Featuring colorful underwater photography and engaging storytelling, Dr. Hardt will present highlights from her widely-lauded book Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and other Salty Erotica of the Deep, selected by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2016, and by as one of the Best Books for National Reading Month.   She will talk about how overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of sea life, and how understanding that procreation matters for how we manage our oceans.

A scientist and storyteller, Dr. Hardt is the
founder and CEO of OceanInk LLC, where she provides strategy and creative communication for diverse ocean conservation topics.  She is also Director of Discovery at the non-profit Future of Fish, she works with an interdisciplinary team to help transition small scale fisheries towards more environmental, economic, and equitable states. She received her PhD in marine science from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a B.A. in history of science from Harvard University.

Thursday, September 26 at Rive Bistro, 299 Riverside Avenue in Westport.  Cocktails at 6 pm, followed by dinner and Dr. Hardt's remarks.

$45 for HCFC members and their guests; $55 for non-members, includes dinner, dessert, and coffee.  Cash bar separate.