Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind 2016


 Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind


John J. King ll

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1pm.

Free with Museum Admission.


John is an entrepreneur with a diverse resume, who has strong ties to Cape Cod that span many generations. After finishing college, John spent more than 7 years working as a commercial fisherman on vessels in Alaska. He became a licensed ship's Master at the age of 27 and skippered the 180 foot crabber, M/v Baranof, operating in the Bering Sea during the "hey day" of the king crab fishery. In more recent years, John has been pursuing a lifelong passion to experience and record the earth’s wild places and wild things through his photography. Locally he is the skipper of the R/v Aleutian Dream which is facilitating the white shark population study currently being conducted by the Massachusetts Shark Research Program with support from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in outer Cape waters. He is also a co-founder together with his wife Pam, of The Common Flat Project, a conservation organization dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of earth’s biodiversity especially on Cape Cod. Their first book entitled: Wild Cape Cod, Free by Nature was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2012.

 During this hour-long presentation, you will hear John’s stories and see dramatic photographs (both above and below the water) of unique encounters with sharks and whales around the planet. He will also share insights into his personal voyage of re-discovery of the coastal and ocean wildlife in the waters off Cape Cod and elsewhere in the world.

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133