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‘Ding’ Darling film series to air ‘A Plastic Ocean’

By Staff | Feb 1, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED “A Plastic Ocean”

The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings today, Feb. 6, with a showing of “A Plastic Ocean.”

It will take place at 1 p.m. in the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel.

“A Plastic Ocean” raises the awareness of plastic pollution and the existing solutions. The documentary follows the scientific journey of plastics in oceans, demonstrating that once they enter the oceans, they break up into small particulates that poison marine life and enter the food chain. Humans eventually consume the toxins.

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free film showings with sponsorship from Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

The season’s remaining films are:

PHOTO PROVIDED A scene from “A Plastic Ocean,” which seeks solutions to the current plastic sea pollution crisis.

– Feb. 20: “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction”

– March 6: “Jane”

– March 20: “Invasion of the Giant Pythons”

– April 3: “Saving Atlantis”

A short discussion will follow each film to allow visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other people’s points of view and analyzing what they just watched.

For full film descriptions, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.