Science on Screen: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with marine biologist Dave Wiley
May 14, 2012
It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious probe is threatening Earth's oceans and atmosphere. The probe emits a message delivered in the song of long-extinct humpback whales. Unless the call can be answered, Earth faces certain destruction. So Admiral Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and the rest of the former Enterprise crew time travel to 1986 San Francisco to find humpback whales and bring them back to the future, in the hope that they can persuade the probe to stop its attacks. Marine biologist Dave Wiley, Research Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, introduces one of the most popular Star Trek adventures of all time. Join us as Dr. Wiley shares new insights into the amazing underwater lives of humpback whales based on new technologies.