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New Meetup: Environmental Film Festival - Cuttlefish: The Brainy Bunch

From: Scott
Sent on: Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:41 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for nature lovers' meetup!

What: Environmental Film Festival - Cuttlefish: The Brainy Bunch

When: March 15,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The 2009 festival runs from March 11 - 22. Join Nature Lovers Meetup as we explore the environment on film in our nation's capital.

This film is free. We'll meet inside the front entrance to the museum near the elephant at 11:45. We may have brunch at a local restaurant, stay tuned for details. Also, I'll be staying for the next film at 2pm, see that meetup for details.

(Australia, 2006, 52 min.) Imagine an alien with three hearts and ten arms growing out of its head. In an instant it could become invisible, or switch on the most electrifying light shows ever seen. This alien actually exists. The cuttlefish is one of the strangest animals on our planet. Leading expert Dr. Mark Norman reveals how these shape-shifting champions can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the other sex and even turn out to be deadly. And they share something with us: brainpower. Cuttlefish have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all invertebrates. But does this mean they are intelligent? Can they learn and remember complex new tricks? The documentary brings to the surface the spectacular pyrotechnics of these clever creatures, discovering just what goes on between their eyes and what they can teach us about our own wits.

The Environmental Film Festival marks its 17th year in Washington, D.C. with an astounding diversity of films that capture the majesty of our world and address the ever-increasing threats to life on earth. The 2009 Festival spotlights earth?s final frontier, the ocean, source of all life, covering nearly three quarters of the globe but less known than the surface of the moon. Please join us this March to explore our water planet through the Festival?s 130 films, enhanced with the perspectives and knowledge of 50 filmmakers and 72 special guests who will be on hand for the Festival.

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