Sea of Shadows
The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is nearing extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and the Chinese Mafia, who harvest the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.”
Sea of Shadows
Hosted by American Cetacean Society-Orange County Chapter
Sea of Shadows
July 16, 7:00 PM PDT
Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest
600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA, 92661
About the Screening
We usually have a guest speaker, but we still have members (and this event is open to the public too) that have not seen this film. We think the timing is great, with International Save the Vaquita Day coming up in early July.
About the Movie
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
About the Space
Parking is free after 6 pm in the lot just behind Ocean Quest.
Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest
600 East Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA, 92661