This is not a CSM event! We are posting this because it may be of interest to our members...
Enric is a diver and marine ecologist who is leading National Geographic’s Pristine Seas expeditions to find, survey, and protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean.
National Geographic Live! Speaker Enric Sala
Event Information: Pristine Seas: Exploring Underwater Edens
- Who: Diver and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala
- What: A talk by Enric recounting his odyssey from academic to explorer and activist, featuring stunning imagery from the healthy seas he works to protect.
- Where: Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn Street)
- When: Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m.
- Tickets: $29-40
P.S., We might be able to get discount pricing depending on how many people sign up to RSVP
- For more information: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2013/04/01/pristine-seas-chi/
Marine ecologist DR. ENRIC SALA, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence,
left his academic career to take an active role in reversing the decline he witnessed
in the oceans. Since 2005, Sala has fulfilled his passion to make a difference by
leading National Geographic’s Pristine Seas expeditions. His mission: to find,
survey, and protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean. His destination:
underwater edens found outside the reach of shipping lanes, fisheries, and
other human interference. Sala believes that when we understand how healthy
marine ecosystems work, we can help damaged ecosystems recover.
To highlight—and save—some of our planet’s most remarkable underwater
worlds, he and his team have conducted scientific expeditions to the Cocos
Islands off Costa Rica, the Salas y Gómez Islands near Easter Island, and the
central Pacific’s Line Islands. Most recently, he visited the Pitcairn Archipelago,
legendary home of the HMS Bounty mutineers. Making 450 dives, Sala’s team
discovered a paradise below the waves, where 90 percent of the sea bottom is
covered with healthy coral. Join Sala as he recounts his adventures as a global
marine conservationist. Enjoy a stunning visual kaleidoscope of dazzlingly colored
fish and lightning-quick reef sharks. Hear the stories behind his successful efforts
to restore the oceans to health and beauty.
View the PDF flyer flyer at http://files.meetup.com/221110/National%20Geographic%20Pristine%20Seas%20Event%20Information.pdf