Coral: Glimmer of Hope

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Program 1: Shorts
Cowell Theatre Thu, Mar 7 4:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Short
Marine Sciences/Wildlife
Country:United States
Year:2018
Running Time:9 min
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Language:English
Director:Gaelin Rosenwaks*
Producer:Gaelin Rosenwaks
Screenwriter:Gaelin Rosenwaks

Description

Animal, plant or mineral? A coral reef is all these things, and the symbiotic relationship between the coral and the algae is critical for reef survival. But as the impact of global warming continues to escalate, causing wide-scale bleaching, the future of the world’s coral reefs is uncertain. Scientists head to the West Pacific Island of Palau to study how temperature stresses coral, and how some species might contain the secret of adaptation and survival. —DM

Additional Information

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer and filmmaker. She began her career working in Antarctica researching over-wintering patterns of Southern Ocean zooplankton after which she earned her Master’s Degree researching the migratory movements of Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration, Inc. to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation, and fishing through film, photography, writing and adventure. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes.