“World Oceans Day 2018 – Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre Event

Thursday, 8 June 2018- National Marine Science Centre Solitary Islands Aquarium

Celebrated each year on 8 June since 2009, World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. This year the theme for World Oceans Day is “OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE” with the main conservation focus on plastic pollution prevention and cleaning the ocean of marine litter.

To Mark this event Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre will be screening the award winning, critically acclaimed documentary “Blue”.

BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA, BLUE looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.

Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.

“Blue” will be shown on Thursday, 8 June starting at 6:00pm. This will be followed by a presentation and Q&A by NMSC scientists of their on-going research into marine debris.
When: 8 June, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: National Marine Science Centre (Aquarium entrance)
Cost: Free of charge but bookings are essential. Tickets can be obtained via the Eventbrite website (available at the end of July)

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