On Friday, April 23 from 12-1pm, learn more about how climate change has accelerated a collision between right whales, one of the world’s most endangered species, and the lobster industry, North America’s most valuable fishery. Come meet reporter and documentary filmmaker David Abel at our next Ask The Expert event. Bring your questions and learn more about his new film, Entangled, which you can watch on GBH WORLD on April 22 at 9pm. The film documents how the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine have forced the whales to search for food in new areas, leading to a rise in deaths due to the entanglements in fishing lines and vessel strikes. Over the past decade the right whale population has plummeted by 25 percent, leaving only about 360 left.
David Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers fisheries and environmental issues for The Boston Globe. Abel’s work has also won an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting. Entangled– which he directed, reported, and shot–won a Jackson Wild Award and Best Feature Film at the Water Docs Film Festival, Best Conservation Film at the Mystic Film Festival, and the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
David co-directed and produced Sacred Cod, a film about the collapse of the iconic cod fishery in New England, which was broadcast by the Discovery Channel in the spring of 2017. His film Lobster War won the 2018 award for “Best New England Film” at the Mystic Film Festival and was runner-up for the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the 2018 International Maritime Film Festival.
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