Blue Carbon: A Story from the Snohomish Estuary

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Program 3: Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research, Innovation, Discovery
Cowell Theatre Fri, Mar 8, 2019 1:00 PM
Years after the Deepwater Horizon’s disastrous platform blowout, scientists from around the world converge on the Gulf of Mexico, to study its lasting impacts. Barely half the pre-spill dolphin population survives, their calves dying or aborted. Fish hearts can’t beat properly; crab burrows leak oily rivulets into wetlands. Will this ecosystem recover? Is this our feature? -MJS
Film Info
Country:United States
Running Time:6 min
Director:Benjamin Drummond
Sara Joy Steele


Coastal wetlands are not only critical to marine wildlife in its infancy, they also help improve water quality, and protect shorelines from erosion. What’s more, carbon builds up in these wetlands, providing a little known essential service that helps to mitigate climate change. Learn about the climate benefits of blue carbon in estuary conservation and restoration in the Snohomish estuary. —GC

Additional Information

Benj and Sara craft stories about the natural world in the human age. As a documentary team, they collaborate with nonprofits, academic institutions and others to create change through filmmaking, photography and interactive design. They particularly love to make science personal and to build teams to amplify the impact of purpose-driven work.heir films have toured internationally and been featured by Telluride Mountainfilm, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Yale Environment 360. Benj’s photography has appeared in National Geographic, Photo District News, Smithsonian and other publications. They’ve presented at a variety of events and venues, from prisons and universities to Collaborations for Cause, which Benj helped co-produce. Finally, they serve on the advisory board of Blue Earth and Benj is a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.