Join the Seacoast Science Center and the League of Conservation Voters for a free community film screening and discussion about coral reefs, which are vanishing around the world at an unprecedented rate.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Coral may look like giant undersea carpets or rock formations, but they are living organisms. Seen up close, they have incredible variety and beauty. They are also vastly important to all life on earth as the environmental basis for fish and other marine life that supports much human life. And in the last three decades they’ve been dying off at a stunning rate.
With carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called coral bleaching (a sign of mass coral death) has been accelerating around the world. Directed by Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, 2012), Chasing Coral chronicles the work of divers, scientists and photographers from around the world who document the disappearance of coral reefs.
Captured by underwater, time-lapse camera and manual video, viewers witness once-thriving marine metropolises, which were teeming with sting rays, turtles, little yellow fish and big-eyed predators, gradually wither away.
Zack Rago was one of the researchers who documented the deadly transformation of the Great Barrier Reef. After the film, Zack will lead a question and answer session and share resources to help you take action to reduce your carbon footprint and to inspire others to act.
The event is free of charge; registration is required.
Sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters and New Hampshire State Parks.