7. Learn about the importance of shark conservation from the perspective of John McCosker, Senior Scientist and Chair of the Department of Aquatic Biology:
Check out The Last Reef 3D
July 17, 2013
The Forum Theater is home to a stunning new 3D film that uses unprecedented 3D cinematography to immerse you in the teeming world of coral reefs. The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea explores our connection with these complex ecosystems, revealing habitats as diverse and colorful as any city on earth.
As one can see in the Academy’s own Philippine Coral Reef exhibit, the dynamics of reef life are not only scientifically and culturally important, but mesmerizing to observe. Beautiful 3D imagery in The Last Reef reveals the behavior and relationships of countless ocean denizens—from well-known animals like dolphins, sharks, and stingrays, to lesser-known but equally fascinating residents like crocodile fish and delicate flatworms. Shot on location in Palau, Bahamas, Cancun, and French Polynesia, the film takes you to the heart of these cities beneath the sea and considers what would happen if one of these wonderlands were to become the last reef, a very real danger being faced today.
The Last Reef plays hourly starting at 11am in the Forum Theater through November 25, 2013.