SONIC SEA - Free showing & Panel Discussion



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Thu, Sep 28, 2017 6:30 PM Register at link below


SPECIAL SCREENING Co-Presented by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, NRDC, Group for the East End, Operation SPLASH, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, and the Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon Society


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Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm | Includes Reception
Includes Panel with:
Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment,
Karen Chytalo, NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation,
Robert DiGiovanni Jr, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and
Alison Chase, Natural Resources Defense Council

In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find 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 is an Emmy-nominated documentary that details the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life and offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean. (US/Bahamas/Canada/Madagascar/Norway, 2016, 56 min., PG, English | Dir. Michelle Dougherty/Daniel Hinerfeld)

Participate in the post-film conversation about the acoustic threats facing New York’s marine life from oil and gas exploration and development and how the public can help. Expert panelists:

• As Assistant Director of the Division of Marine Resources for the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, Karen Chytalo oversees the state’s ocean program and its marine permit office, and is engaged in marine habitat protection decisions.
• Alison Chase is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s New York office where she helps craft and advocate for effective state and federal policies that will protect and restore ocean and coastal health.
• Rob DiGiovanni is Founder and Chief Scientist at the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society where he is the principal investigator for aerial surveys of sea turtles and marine mammals conducted in the mid-Atlantic region.
• Adrienne Esposito (moderator) is the Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment which is a statewide organization that engages in research, lobbying and public education to advance solutions and empower communities to protect our air, land, and water resources.


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