The Aquarium will host a screening of a new sixty-minute film produced by the National Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea, which was created to raise awareness about the impact of human-made noise on marine life. Whales, for example, depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young, and defend against predators. Over the last century, however, human activity has transformed the ocean’s acoustic habitat, disrupting the behaviors and needs of whales and other marine life. Sonic Sea offers solutions for a quieter ocean and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own.
The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features the musician Sting, in addition to ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark, and Jean-Michel Cousteau.