SOURCE: The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club

November 10, 2010 11:37 ET

The World Renowned "Explorers Club" Invites the Public to Attend Sixth Annual "Sea Stories"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - On Saturday, November 20, "The Explorers Club" will host its sixth annual "Sea Stories," a day focused on ocean exploration. Topics will range from protecting the ocean's large animals, to discovering Spanish galleon treasure, to the deep-water habitat to support 25 divers living underwater.

The day starts at 9:00am with coffee and a continental breakfast followed by presentations at 10am. The $60 admission includes lunch (served at noon) as well as a cocktail reception at 5 pm (with beer, wine and soda).

Presenters will include:

Kim Fisher -- "Exploring Spanish Treasure Galleons"
Twenty-five years after Mel Fisher and his crew located the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha off Key West, treasures and artifacts are still being discovered under the leadership of his son Kim Fisher. Mr. Fisher continues his father's unwavering quest for lost treasures and the constant pursuit and development of new treasure hunting techniques, as well as maintaining a world-class conservation laboratory to ensure that the treasures live on for generations.

Amos Nachoum -- "The Ambassador of the Big Animals"
Mr. Nachoum brings attention to some of the most fragile regions of the underwater realm through his photos and essays which appeared in hundreds of publications around the globe, including National Geographic, Time, Life and The New York Times. He has been profiled in television appearances on National Geographic Explorer, Today, and Good Morning America, as well as featured in People, Esquire, and Money magazines.

Heather Knowles and David Caldwell -- "Sinking off Cape Ann - The Story of the U.S.S. Nezinscot."
While steaming to Boston, the U.S.S. Nezinscot capsized and sank when a deck load shifted in heavy seas off Cape Ann, Massachusetts in 1909. Ms. Knowles and Mr. Caldwell will describe the story of the U.S.S. Nezinscot -- its sinking, the sensational aftermath following the tragedy, and one group's discovery and exploration of the wreck nearly 98 years later in 240 feet of water.

Dr. Richard A. Cooper -- "SeaBase1 - Ocean Floor Habitat."
Dr. Cooper is a world-famous undersea explorer, a veteran aquanaut of 5 ocean floor saturation diving programs (SeaLab III, Tektite 2, Helgoland, Project FISSHH and Deep Diver) and has logged over 2,000 hours "bottom time" with SCUBA. Dr. Cooper will discuss the proposed SeaBase1 which will support 25 aquanauts doing research, education and facilities development in a pristine coral reef eco-system. The SeaBase 1 Program could revitalize America's "Man in the Sea Program" of the 1960s and 1970s.

Steve Gatto and Tom Packer -- "The Bow Mariner - A Modern Day Maritime Disaster"
Captains Gatto and Packer explored this 570 foot, chemical tanker just six weeks after her explosion and sinking in 200 feet of water. Exploring shipwrecks for over 30 years from Nantucket to Florida, including 20 years diving on the Andrea Doria, their photography and films document history before it is lost forever for future generations due to the corrosive action of the sea.

Joe Romeiro -- "Filming and Saving Sharks."
Mr. Romeiro is an underwater videographer and his "Death of a Deity," a short film about shark conservation won multiple awards including best emerging filmmaker at the prestigious BLUE ocean film festival. Mr. Romeiro's latest short film, A Lateral Line, (1st place winner of the 2010 Adex film festival) is an excellent demonstration of the majestic beauty of pelagic sharks and their plight due to overfishing.

The event is open to the public and held at The Explorers Club's historic headquarters in New York City which is located at 46 East 70th Street. The event is $60 for adults and $25 for students.

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