[Coral-List] Fwd: Chasing Coral is now streaming on Netflix

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 20 10:39:56 EDT 2017

Hi Doug,
I just got to view the film as well and I had the same reaction. A special thank you should go out to all of the scientific advisors (many of whom are Coral-Listers) who stepped out of their comfort zones to participate on the big screen. Great job and let's hope that the film's message gets through to the masses. I'm thinking that The Cove had a significant impact on marine mammal captivity issues so perhaps Chasing Coral will have a similar effect by raising public awareness of the plight of the world's coral reefs. 

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> On Jul 19, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Douglas Fenner <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got to see this film yesterday at a community screening in American
> Samoa, by the National Marine Sanctuary there.  I have to say that this is
> probably the best film I've seen about coral reefs, it is chock full of
> good information that everybody can understand, has dazzling photography
> including the first time lapse of coral growing I've ever seen and gorgeous
> fluorescent corals in time lapse, plus a human interest story, and of
> course makes the plight of corals being killed worldwide by bleaching in
> hot water so clear, starting with dead coral boneyards in Florida, and
> showing bleached corals dying in front of our eyes all over the world.
> Very educational, gripping.  An excellent film in all ways, I hope huge
> numbers of people see it, spread the word.  Free to have a community
> screening anywhere in the world, I believe.  If your community doesn't have
> a screening, organize one!!!!  You'll be glad you did.
> Cheers,  Doug
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:32 AM, James Hendee - NOAA Federal <
> jim.hendee at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> For some reason, Dr. Mark Eakin's post is not making it through the
>> List, so I am herewith forwarding it in hopes that it goes through this
>> time.  (We don't usually do this for people so that list members don't
>> ask us for more info on the subject, rather the person who is sending
>> the post; and also because we couldn't possibly do this for all 9,400
>> members.)
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject:        Chasing Coral is now streaming on Netflix
>> Date:   Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:38:30 -0400
>> From:   Mark Eakin - NOAA Federal <mark.eakin at noaa.gov>
>> To:     Coral-List
>> Today, the new 90 minute film Chasing Coral
>> <http://chasingcoral.com/> has been released on Netflix
>> <https://www.netflix.com/title/80168188>.
>> Chasing Coral takes viewers on a thrilling ocean adventure as a team of
>> divers, photographers, and scientists set out to discover why reefs
>> around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate and provides a
>> look at this underwater world so few of us have the opportunity to see
>> up close. You can view the trailer here
>> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6fHA9R2cKI&feature=youtu.be>.
>> The film will appeal to a wide audience, far beyond those who already
>> love coral reefs and understand the impact climate change is having on
>> them. Chasing Coral already has won awards from many film festivals,
>> including The US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival,
>> the Audience Choice and Student Awards at MountainFilm, Audience
>> Favorite at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Best
>> Environmental Film and Best of Fest at the International Wildlife Film
>> Festival, and Best Call2Action, Best Documentary, and Peoples Choice,
>> Feature Length Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.
>> You can watch Chasing Coral now on Netflix, or at a community screening
>> <http://www.chasingcoral.com/screenings/> near you. If you’d like to get
>> involved after watching the film, I encourage you to sign up to host a
>> free community screening. Simply pick a date and location then complete
>> the Registration Form <http://www.chasingcoral.com/impact-screening/>.
>> From there the Chasing Coral team will follow up with some additional
>> materials to help make your screening extra special.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
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