Starting June 23rd, South Florida PBS’ Emmy-award winning original series, Changing Seas, premieres four brand-new and exciting episodes during free, interactive virtual screening events.
Viewers can watch the programs and then join a lively discussion to engage directly with topic experts from around the world.
“This new season explores some really remote corners of our planet, and we are excited to give our audiences a chance to engage with some of the leading experts in various fields of marine science,” says Series Producer Alexa Elliott.
On June 23rd, “A Decade after Deepwater” explores the long-term impacts of the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ten years on, scientists are still studying its far-reaching effects on the deep sea and using lessons learned to prepare for the next big spill.
On July 14th, dive in and discover the enigmatic blue holes scattered throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
“Florida’s Blue Holes: Oases in the Sea” follows a team of exploration scientists and divers who set out to uncover the mysteries of these submerged holes.
On July 21st, venture to the southern hemisphere to meet the charismatic Humboldt penguins that breed and rest along portions of South America’s barren Pacific coastline.
“Peru’s Desert Penguins” explores the lives of these adorable birds and examines how scientists study what threatens them.
On July 28th, travel to the remote island territory of American Samoa. Located in the heart of the South Pacific, it is home to some of the world’s largest coral colonies.
While corals around the world are in serious decline, “American Samoa’s Resilient Coral Reefs” provide scientists with a living laboratory that may offer insights into saving coral reefs elsewhere.
For more information, visit: www.changingseas.tv/events.