How to Speak Whale

With Tom Mustill

Saturday 8 June 2024

Time 15:00 to 16:00

Location: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Sidmouth

Tom Mustill is a biologist turned filmmaker and writer, specialising in stories where people and nature meet. His film collaborations, many with Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, have gone viral (80 million views), won two Webbys, a BAFTA, and an Emmy nomination. They have been played at the UN, in Times Square, projected onto the cliffs of Dover and on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. 

He lives in Cornwall and is an ambassador for Whale and Dolphin Conservation and represented cetaceans at COP28.

Tom will talk about his first book, How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication, which has won several awards.

A life-threatening encounter with a whale when kayaking led him to make a thrilling scientific investigation into the pioneering world of animal communication, where remote robots and artificial intelligence are changing our relationship with marine animals forever. With sound and video recordings fresh from the sea he’ll present new discoveries from expeditions underway now and explain what these mean for our relationship to whales and other species.

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