Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019 – Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019
Take a global journey that celebrates the majesty and mystery of coral habitats and sheds light on the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them.
Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the Earth's surface, but they're home to 25 percent of all marine species, and they're being lost at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are some of the human-influenced culprits in the dramatic decline of these magnificent natural structures. Coral reefs serve as a linchpin in the global food web. Their decline leads our entire planet in a perilous direction. But research from scientists around the world hints at bright spots where real strides can be made in preservation and protection of these habitats.
Filmed in Australia, the South Pacific, Hawaii, the Caribbean and the Red Sea, "Saving Atlantis" explores the science behind corals with the top researchers who are fighting to uncover the causes of coral decline and find solutions before it's too late.
Join coral researcher Dr. Adrienne Correa of Rice Biosciences for a one-night-only viewing of "Saving Atlantis." This film was developed by Oregon State University. This program is in conjunction to the Museum’s celebration of World Oceans Day.
Early Bird to 5/30 - Members $10, Tickets $16
Regular price starting on 5/31 - Members $14, Tickets $20