Thu, Apr 27|
Sonic Sea Film Screening
Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of whales, sharks and dolphins. But man-made underwater noise is threatening this fragile world - with devastating consequences.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
About the event
Join us for our final screening of our Enviro-Film Series!
We're excited to screen Sonic Sea, an award winning documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean's delicate acoustic habitat -- changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive.
Sonic Sea features several charismatic scientists, including Ken Balcomb, the former Navy pilot and acoustics expert who proved to the world that naval sonar is killing whales, as well as the musician and environmental activist, Sting, whose moving interview connects the sonic world of marine life with our sonic world on land. The film offers solutions (and, by extension, hope) for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean's destiny is inextricably bound with our own.