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 “A Plastic Ocean”.
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our disposable lifestyle. Described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time“, A Plastic Ocean follows a team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. The results will astound viewers – just as it did the adventurers – who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for animal and human health.
Filmed in over 20 locations around the world, A Plastic Ocean documents the chilling effects of plastic pollution and introduces audiences to workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change our world for the better.
A Plastic Ocean 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, 2017
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.