Saturday March 09 2019

Program 6: Surviving in the Lagoon

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 10:00 AM (53 min)
This stunning film takes us on an adventure to the most remote atolls of French Polynesia in the middle of the immense Pacific Ocean. The lagoons are like passageways between two worlds, breaches in the coral that allow communication with the ocean. Follow the convict surgeonfish from larval growth to adult spawning to discover the impressive life journey of this iconic marine species. —GC
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Panel Discussion 1 - Ocean Climate Forum

The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 11:00 AM (75 min)
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Program 7: 700 Sharks

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 1:00 PM (93 min)
The reef of the Fakarava Atoll encloses a rich ecosystem designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. A team of international scientists have identified this reef as the location of a unique occurrence on the day of the June full moon when thousands of Camouflage Grouper come to spawn attracting 700 Grey Sharks. The team meticulously plans a study that includes night diving and multiple underwater camera placements. —ST
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Roxie Program 1: Scars - Politics in the Big Blue

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 1:30 PM (65 min)
A personal story of a Dutch woman who changed her life after encountering Risso’s dolphins in Pico Island, Azores. This film brings us close to the intimate life of these dolphins and explores their social behavior and social structures, which weren’t much studied before. It also focuses on the impact of marine mammal-based ecotourism on these dolphins. - YI
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Panel Discussion 2 - Near Miss- Swimming with the Sharks and Saving Them

The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 3:15 PM (90 min)
Host & Moderator: David McGuire, Founder & Director, Shark Stewards
Panelists Participants: Josh Berry, Filmmaker Near Miss Maria Brown, Superintendent, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Maria Korcmaros, Shark Survivor and Advocate Vicky Fong, Marine Biology Student and Diver Todd Steiner, Director Turtle Island restoration network James Moskito, Director Safaris Monterey
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Program 8: The Call of the Baby Beluga

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 4:00 PM (90 min)
One day, a baby beluga whale washes up on a gravel beach along the St. Lawrence River, still vigorously alive. This baby whale’s story takes us on a larger journey through the world of the St. Lawrence beluga whales and of the scientists who are working to help them. Through their camaraderie and hard work, and through glimmers of hope, they take unusual steps to try and save her. —AB.
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Progam 9: A Feather to Kill

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 7:00 PM (48 min)
Although the killing of dolphins is illegal in Peru, some fishermen still harpoon dolphins to use as bait to catch sharks. The weapon they use is called a “feather.” This film documents the fishery and the impassioned efforts of local conservationists to end the dolphin killing. —IS
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Rafael Program 2: Chasing The Thunder

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 7:00 PM (96 min)
The bad guys fishing illegally for threatened sea bass, aka Patagonian toothfish, thought they were safe from sparse patrols in Antarctic waters by hiding behind icebergs. But they hadn’t reckoned on the long and relentless arm of the crusading Sea Shepherd ships whose crews were not out there to play nice. – KH
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