As part of Fortunate Blessings Foundation educational mission to improve the well-being of individuals, communities, and the natural environment of the Earth, you are invited to attend a free, community screening of Sonic Sea at the Litchfield Community Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. This event is co-sponsored by the Weeden Foundation.
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former US 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 (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Learn more at www.sonicsea.org.
We will begin with the film at 7:00 PM followed by a short panel discussion on how we can take steps to protect the ocean and marine life. The panelists are:
Paul Anderson, PhD, Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium
Peter Auster, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium and Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences and the Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point
Sam Mackiewicz, Communications Associate at World Oceans Day and The Ocean Project
Lisa Piastuch, MS of Environmental Sciences and Management, former Research Assistant at the National Undersea Research Center
Paul Winter, 7-time Grammy® winner with a wide range of experience in musical traditions and natural environments of the Earth
Learn more about the issues in a recent Huffington Post article Concern for Ocean Noise Pollution Still Falls on Deaf Ears by FBF Founder, William Spear.
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