I will be doing a couple of talks soon in Singapore.
The first will be entirely about sperm whales, at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 24 February from 19:00 to 21:00. I haven't done a full-blown, formal talk about sperm whales since my visit to Nantucket in 2013 (blog post 1, blog post 2). I've experienced and learned a lot more since then, so if you're keen on hearing a mix of anecdotes and the latest science, the sign-up form is here. Space is limited. (reference article at BioGraphic and Maptia)
My second talk will be the following day (25 February) at the DRT Show in Suntec City from 13:35 to 14:15. The talk title is A Life Among Whales. I haven't put the slides together yet, but given the relatively short duration, I thought I'd do a quick run-through of a bunch of species, showing pix and video clips, accompanied by rapid-fire rambling of associated facts and tidbits. Thinking maybe humpbacks, sperm whales, orcas, southern rights, blues, Bryde's. If there's something you'd really like to hear about, please let me know.
I've done several talks in recent months, specifically four in Japan. Having captive audiences (ranging from tiny tots to adults) has been terrific for honing my bilingual befuddlement skills. Turns out, nonsense translates well.
After two consecutive years of nearly constant travel, I needed some recuperation time, so the break worked out well. I'll be headed back to sea soon though (actually, I just snuck in a short trip and am about to depart for another), so audiences everywhere can rest easy.