October 25, Speaking Sustainably Film Series, 7:00 pm
Presented in partnership with South Florida PBS & Changing Seas “Speaking Sustainably” is a film series offered free to the public. The October film is “Living Fossils.”Films are held in the Visitor Center Theatre. Reception at 7:00 pm – Film at 7:30 pm – followed by Q&A with experts. Free and open to the public.
October 25, 2017 – “Living Fossils”
In the deep, dark waters off the coast of Roatan, Honduras, strange flowerlike animals flourish. These sea lilies and feather stars, known as Crinoids, have been around in various forms since before the age of dinosaurs. Experts from Nova Southeastern University and the University of Michigan are working together to gather basic information about the life history of crinoids, such as how long they live and how fast they grow. To gain access to the animals, they brave the ocean depths onboard “Idabel”, a submersible based in Roatan’s West End. Sub builder and pilot Karl Stanley has extensive knowledge of the areas he can access with “Idabel,” making it possible for the scientists to return to the same spots year after year to study the animals. This ability to study crinoids over an extended time period will result in new knowledge about these mysterious animals that flourish far removed from our human world. VIEW THE TRAILER
November 15, 2017 – “Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions”
Lake Okeechobee was once the blue heart of Florida, pumping fresh water down to the Everglades and beyond. But now that a dike and canal system control its flow, water releases from the lake periodically create putrid mats of blue green algae. Scientists think water pollution is to blame, and if something isn’t done about it there could be irreparable damage to the environment, the local economy and people’s health. VIEW THE TRAILER
January 24 – Battleground Everglades – “Dangerous Seas” Episode
February 28 – “The Fate of Carbon”
March 28 – “The Future of Seafood”
April 25 – “Majestic Mantas”
May 23 – Premiere Episode of Changing Seas Season 10
About South Florida PBS & Changing Seas
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, education and cultural heritage programming, and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.
Changing Seas goes to sea with explorers and scientists as they uncover new information that could lead to scientific breakthroughs. This documentary series lets viewers experience first-hand how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier, and it sheds light on how human activities are threatening ocean resources.