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Saving Atlantis


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saving Atlantis is a feature documentary about one of the most consequential issues of our time: the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them.

For more information on Saving Atlantis and to reserve your FREE tickets, visit coralreefmovie.org.

Produced by a team of award-winning filmmakers and researchers, the film follows those who are fighting to uncover the causes of coral decline and find solutions before it’s too late. It is an emotional exploration of some of our planet's greatest natural wonders at a tipping point in their ecological history.

Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they’re home to 25 percent of all marine species, and they’re being lost at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are some of the human-influenced culprits in the dramatic decline of these magnificent natural structures. Coral reefs serve as a lynchpin in the global food web. Their decline leads our entire planet in a perilous direction. But research from scientists around the world hints at bright spots where real strides can be made in preservation and protection of these habitats.

This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. For more information, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/sea.

Oregon State University filmmakers will be offering free special screenings of a feature-length documentary on coral reefs that they produced after spending three years traveling around the world to document the decline of coral ecosystems.

The screenings, narrated by Emmy-winning narrator Peter Coyote, who has voiced several documentaries by Ken Burns, including last year’s “The Vietnam War,” will be held in February in Corvallis and Newport.


LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
875 SW 26th St.
Corvallis
OR
Free
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541-737-4717
events at oregonstate.edu
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