Traveler’s Observations of Pacific Sea Life

In the late 1800s, Americans who sailed to the Pacific Islands noticed many things in the ocean. Some creatures reminded them of the wolves, prairie dogs or antelope they saw on the Great Plains. Some of the travelers soon considered the creatures their friends or admired the inhabitants for their shapes and colors. Others studied them scientifically. Their observations enlivened the five-day to five-week journey and made it more pleasurable.


Diana Ahmad, Ph.D.

Diana Ahmad, Ph.D.

Dr. Ahmad is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of American history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She specializes in history of the American West, including animals on the overland trails and the expansion of the U.S. ... read more

Date: Mon, Oct 9, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Diana Ahmad Ph.D.

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:336

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