“The Gray Curtain” with Peter Trull

10:00 a.m. Sunday, August 28, 2022

Through discussion and vivid photographs, Peter Trull will show us the relationship betweens commercial fishing, expanding Gray Seal populations, and the occurrence of Great White Sharks along the beaches of Cape Cod and the northeast coast. This “Gray Curtain” has come about after geologic and environmental changes, range expansion of marine mammals, animal migrations and population growth. Each has had an effect on the Cape’s marine ecology and economy observable in daily and seasonal changes. While fishermen and scientists don’t always agree, both have played a role in these dynamic coastal changes.

Live at the Chapel and on Zoom. All are welcome!

Zoom registration link is here.

Peter Trull has studied, researched, and taught about wildlife on Cape Cod for over forty years. He coordinated seabird protection and research for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. As Education Director at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, he developed classroom and field programs and began studying Eastern Coyotes in 1989. Through the 90’s, as a researcher and Education Director at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, he developed and taught classes related to whales and marine birds. He has written five books on various subjects, including Eastern coyotes, humpback whales, and local birds.