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February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is excited about an upcoming collaboration with Surfrider Foundation and Oceana to raise awareness around the issue of seismic blasting. This extremely loud and dangerous process, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, is the first step toward offshore drilling. If allowed, seismic airgun blasting would harm marine life, including whales, dolphins, fish and zooplankton, which make up the foundation of the oceanic food web.
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impacts of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Diamond Docs.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 6:30 p.m..
The federation’s southeast Coastal Advocate, Kerri Allen, will be joining representatives from Surfrider Foundation and Oceana on an audience Q&A panel following the film.
This is a free event, donations are welcome.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.