Chasing Coral Screening
Thursday, January 25, 2018
AERL 120 – Auditorium
Join us for a screening of Chasing Coral, a Netflix Original documentary that follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists as they set out to document and understand the disappearance of the world’s coral reefs.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and a light reception. To RSVP, please register here.
About Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. (1hr 33min)
Watch the trailer.
- Ravi Maharaj (host): PhD candidate in Zoology at UBC, studying the effects of climate change on tropical marine fisheries
- Dr. Simon Donner, Associate Professor of Geography at UBC: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/persons/simon-donner/?login
- Dr. Isabelle Cote, professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation at SFU: https://tmel.wordpress.com/research-2/dr-isabelle-cote/
- Dr. Angela Stevenson, Ocean Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/profile/angela-stevenson
- Kyle Gillespie, PhD candidate in Project Seahorse, Zoology Department at UBC, studying the effects of marine protected areas on marine invertebrates
Photo credit: Kevin Gessner from flickr/ Creative Commons