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‘Sonic Sea’ Documentary Showing Feb. 6

The 60-minute documentary “Sonic Sea” about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life will be shown Wednesday evening at Waterman’s Brewing Co. in Wilmington.

Doors open at 6 p.m., the film starts at 6:30 p.m., and a panel of experts will be on hand after the showing for questions from the audience. The event is free but donations are welcome.

Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter, Oceana and Waterman’s Brewing Co. are hosting the showing.

The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features Sting, in addition to the ocean experts Sylvia Earle, Paul Spong, Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The hourlong film is to be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Randy Sturgill, field organizer with Oceana; Ann Pabst, University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Biology and Marine Biology; Kerri Allen, coastal advocate, North Carolina Coastal Federation; and a regional representative from Sen. Thom Tillis’ office.

Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Diamond Docs.

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