Free screening of the award winning movie

Sonic Sea

            Wednesday, June 27 , 2018  7:00 PM

Sumner Auditorium

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8595 La Jolla Shores Drive, San Diego, CA 92037

***The building is ocean side of the street and down the stairs.  There is a large ARGO sign and bell in front of the building. ***
Street parking only

There will be a no-host dinner prior to the screening of the movie. 


Please join the ACS San Diego Chapter for a free screening of an award winning movie on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7pm at Sumner Auditorium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Prior to the screening, Tom Jefferson from Viva Vaquita will give us a quick update on the status of the Vaquita and share information about the The International Save the Vaquita Day is Saturday, July 7, 2018.  

 Sonic Sea

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life.  It tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas-and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean.  In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, f id food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators.  But over the last century, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat,challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately to survive.  Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quitter ocean, and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own.  Sonic Sea is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features the musician, human rights and environmental activist, Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau.  The film was produced by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Sonic Sea was directed and produced by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld, written by Mark Monroe (The Cove, Racing Extinction) and scored by the Grammy-winning composer Heitor Pereira (Minions, It’s Complicated)

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