Lethal Seas (directed by Sally Ingleton) exposes the deadly recipe that is brewing throughout the Earth’s oceans, threatening the survival of the countless creatures living there. For years, we’ve known that the oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. But with high carbon emissions worldwide, this silent killer is entering our seas at a staggering rate, raising the ocean’s acidity. This change in the chemistry of the water eats away at the skeletons and shells of the marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life. Lethal Seas — which was presented as part of PBS’s NOVA series — follows the dedicated scientists who are seeking solutions to this extremely serious problem, including visits to a unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea that offers a glimpse of what the seas could be like a half-century from now if current trends continue.
Released in 2015
Running time: 60 minutes
10:30 am on Sat., Nov. 7th at SJCT’s Gubelman Theater
12:30 pm on Sun., Nov. 8th at SJCT’s Gubelman Theater