Sonic Sea

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Film Info
Director:Michelle Dougherty
Daniel Hinerfeld
Year of Production:2015
Keep it Wild
Free Event
Running Time:56 min.


Free Event.

The story of Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas, and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean. In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Over the last century, however, human activity has radically 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 quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean's destiny is inextricably bound with our own.

Program Sponsor:

Green Stacks at SFPL

Community Partner:

1% for the Planet | 5 Gyres

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Additional Information

Michelle Dougherty is a designer/director, working on projects ranging from graphic design to television and Emmy-nominated film title sequences, commercials, and more.

Daniel Hinerfeld directs/produces films and videos for NRDC, including Acid Test and Stories From the Gulf (aired on Discovery Planet Green), and Wlid Things (aired on Pivot TV). He was a senior editor/producer/reporter at National Public Radio (NPR). His journalism/commentary has appeared in many publications including Rolling Stone and The Washington Post.