ENTANGLED | AN ONLINE EDA MOVIE SCREENING & LIVE Q&A
We invite you to take part to watch – ENTANGLED – our March Online Movie Screening with live Q&A with Filmmaker, David Abel. You will be able to take part in the conversation and ask your questions directly about the documentary. Don’t miss this one-time opportunity.
Our online screenings remain accessible only to current EDA members and their families which can be acquired or renewed via our website. Members must register with us in order to receive a special link to play the films via our online platform on Vimeo.
WHEN:Wednesday 4th August 2021
WHERE:Vimeo and Zoom (you must register to receive access)
DURATION: Intro: 10 mins | Film: 75 mins | Q&A: 30 mins with Filmmaker, David Abel
ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests. There are now estimated to be about 350 right whales, making them among the planet’s most endangered species. The main threat to their survival, scientists say: millions of lobster lines that stretch from New England up through Atlantic Canada, standard gear for North America’s most valuable fishery. Exacerbating that threat is climate change, which has sparked a collapse in the whale’s food supply in the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing them to search for food in areas where they had rarely been seen before. As a result, their population has been plummeting. In recent years, deaths of right whales have spiked while births have fallen sharply. In 2018, no calves were born — an unprecedented observation — while the previous year, a record 17 were found dead. In 2019, 10 right whales died, the second most ever recorded. NOAA officials say the population can’t sustain more than a single premature death a year. At the current rate of decline, scientists say the whales could go extinct within 20 years. Now, under pressure from lawsuits by environmental advocates to reduce right whale deaths, the federal government has been considering controversial regulations that pit the region’s politically powerful lobstermen against scientists and environmental advocates trying to save the whales. The proposed regulations, which could reduce lobster lines by half in much of the Gulf of Maine and harm the livelihoods of many lobstermen, has sparked a political backlash. The future of the iconic species hangs in the balance.
To book your access you must register in advance. Please email Danica: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the relevant links will be emailed to you on the morning of the online event day for both access to the Vimeo (movie screening) and Zoom conversation.
If you need to acquire or renew your EDA Membership, go to: www.emiratesdiving.com/membership-form