On April 20, 2010, the United States experienced the largest offshore oil spill in its history. Deepwater Horizon also sparked the largest coordinated oceanic research effort to understand and mitigate the impacts of petroleum pollution.
Narrated by Matt Damon, Dispatches from the Gulf 2 takes viewers on a roller coaster journey through the Gulf of Mexico—on research vessels navigating rough seas and inside CSI-type laboratories in Europe and the United States—to demonstrate how science can help remedy even our most disastrous failures. It includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
Doors open at 5:30 PM for a meet and greet. Food and drink are available at the Flying Squirrel Café before the film.
After the film, an expert panel of speakers will discuss the film and the work CARMMHA is doing to investigate the effects of oil on marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tickets are $9 for members and $12 for non-members.
The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF), and the Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA) have collaborated to organize this special screening of
Dispatches from the Gulf 2.
CARMMHA is a team of marine mammal health scientists conducting cross-discipline research that includes veterinary assessments of managed animals, field assessments with wild populations, and integrative statistical modeling to understand how the DWH oil spill affected Gulf of Mexico marine mammal health.
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