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Authors of these books spoke at IBC '17 - This year's authors TBA
Dr. Deacon Ritterbush
Founder and coordinator of the International Beachcombing Conference, Deacon is at the forefront of educating people on the beachcomb experience, covering issues ranging from coastal conservation to beachcomb ethics to the science and history behind the treasures found on the shore. She has lectured throughout North America, been published in national magazines and newspapers, and authored the award-winning book, A Beachcomber’s Odyssey: Treasures from a Collected Past. A Pacific Island development strategist by training, Deacon holds a Ph.D in Political Science and a Masters in Pacific Island Studies. To learn more, visit Dr. Beachcomb
Evan Breary ~ A favorite IBC Alum and a native of Beaufort, Evan is well-acquainted with the region's beaches and history. An avid beachcomber, he has wandered shorelines from North Carolina south to the Bahamas, where his family owns homes on Eleuthera. Although he loves collecting shells, he is particularly adept at sourcing his sea glass, old bottle and shipwreck finds. Evan has a BFA in Photography and Design and currently works in North Carolina's furniture design industry.
Terri Kirby Hathaway ~ Have a marine science question? Just ask Terri, who always offers up fascinating talks for IBC’er’s. Currently the Marine Specialist for North Carolina’s Sea Grant Program, Terri is also the publisher of the marine education newsletter, Scotch Bonnet, and co-author of the book, North Carolina’s Amazing Coast. In 2017, Terri was honored by the National Marine Educator’s Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has a BS degree in Marine Biology and an M.Ed. in Science Education.
David Moore ~ David is the Curator of Nautical Archaeology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and currently directs the recording efforts on the excavation of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. He has been involved in maritime history and shipwreck research for over 35 years, conducting field reserch on over 300 shipwrecks dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. He has appeared in the documentaries Real Pirates of the Caribbean (History Channel), Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard's Lost Ship (PBS), and Secrets: Blackbeard's Ship (Smithsonian Channel). David received his B.A. Degree in Marine Science from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Masters in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology at East Carolina University.
Volcano lecture by Frank Trusdell , IBC '16
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