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Sanibel Sea School to screen ‘Chasing Coral’

By Staff | Mar 20, 2019

The Sanibel Sea School will screen the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” on March 27 at 5 p.m. The film focuses on how climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification are affecting coral reef ecosystems worldwide.

“This sounds like it could be a somewhat depressing thing to watch, but it’s really not,” marine educator Shannon Stainken said. “The filmmakers emphasize that it’s not too late to save our coral reefs, and that it’s still within our power as individuals to slow the rate of climate change. I actually found it to be uplifting and inspiring.”

Filmed over three years, the documentary is a result of over 500 hours of underwater footage and submissions from 30 countries, with support from people around the world. It highlights the challenges today’s reefs face and how we can mitigate them.

The event will be held at Sanibel Sea School.

The screening is free, but donations are welcome.

For more information or to RSVP, call 239-472-8585.

The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. For more information, visit sanibelseaschool.org or call 239-472-8585.