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Friday
20
APR

Plastic Ocean with the South Slough

19:00
20:45
Egyptian Theatre Coos Bay
Event organized by Egyptian Theatre Coos Bay

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This Earth Day weekend we invite you to view this ground-breaking film then visit the lobby where the South Slough Reserve and other ocean friendly organizations will be tabling in the lobby 1 hour prior to each screening. While admission is free, please consider making a donation to the South Slough Reserve education programs.

About the film:
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Watch the trailer: https://plasticoceans.org/watch-trailer/