Author signing for Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea

Below the Edge of Darkness is this year’s WHOI & FPL Community Read, and author Edie Widder will be here in person to do a select reading from her book, Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea, followed by a short Q&A and then a book signing on Saturday, June 11th from 1pm-2:30pm in the Library’s Hermann meeting room! Registration is required, you can do so by clicking here. Copies of the book will be available for purchase by Eight Cousins at the event.

She will then go right to WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium for a community conversation with Sam Harp, WHOI’s Vice President for Advancement, followed by a Q&A with the audience from 4 pm – 5 pm-you can register for that here!

“A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence—the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth.”

Dr. Edith Widder is an oceanographer, a marine biologist, and the co-founder, CEO, and senior scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a non-profit organization where she is focusing her passion for saving the ocean into developing innovative technologies to preserve and protect the ocean’s most precious real estate: its estuaries.” 

For some videos of Edie, and some further books on the topic, go to our WHOI & FPL Community Read page by clicking here!

The WHOI & FPL Community Read 2022 is part of Dispatches from an Ocean Planet: A Celebration of Film and Literature presented by the Yawkey Foundation and WHOI. 


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