January 23, Film Screening
As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception & screening of Changing Seas: “Cryptic Critters.”
A reception, with light snacks and beverages, is at 7 p.m. and the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. Following the film, guests can participate in a Q&A with featured experts and the production crew. The program is free and open to the public at the Visitor Center Theatre. RSVP on EventBrite.
Wednesday, January 23, 2018
Changing Seas: “Cryptic Critters”
Right under the noses of thousands of scuba divers, a potential new threat appeared on the Vandenberg wreck off Key West, Florida. It is not surprising that it went unnoticed, since it is the width of a pencil eraser, barely the length of your finger, and perfectly camouflaged. Thankfully, one expert spotted it and immediately knew it didn’t belong.
It turns out it was a new species: the Vandy worm-snail. Worm-snails can be of concern because they potentially damage coral and transmit parasites that can infect sea turtles. Researchers want to know where this worm-snail came from, how it got there, and whether this is the start of the next harmful invasion.
About Changing Seas
For the last decade, Changing Seas has taken viewers on exciting adventures to the heart of our blue planet. The series goes to sea with scientists, giving viewers a firsthand look at how oceanographers and other experts study Earth’s last frontier. Produced by South Florida PBS, Changing Seas has aired on 94% of public television stations in the U.S. and more than 36 countries across the globe. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television.
About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts and education and cultural heritage programming It also serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.
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Wednesday, March 27 “Dolphins: Breaking the Code”
Wednesday, April 24 “Majestic Mantas”
Wednesday, May 29 “Fishing the Flats for Science”