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Watch on the Water: An Evening of Ocean Films

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Umbrella False Coral

Please join us for a screening of short films through the National Aquarium Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival.

Blue Carbon: A Story from the Snohomish Estuary

Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele (USA)
6 minutes

Carbon builds up in coastal wetlands, providing a little-known essential service that helps mitigate climate change.

Coral: Glimmer of Hope

Gaelin Rosenwaks (USA)
9 minutes

Animal, plant or mineral? A coral reef is all these things, and the symbiotic relationship between coral and algae is critical for reef survival.


Gustaf Lindstrom (United Kingdom)
6 minutes

If plankton could talk, they would have British accents and suppress their real feelings beneath pent-up emotions and an inability to express themselves.

Plastic Is Forever

Dylan D'Haeze (USA)
19 minutes

What happens when you throw plastic away? Dylan D'Haeze, a 13-year-old filmmaker from the San Juan Islands, decided to find out.


Henley Moore (USA)
3 minutes

The drop in temperatures every fall signals the beginning of sea turtle cold-stun season for National Aquarium Animal Rescue.


Keith Malloy (USA)
49 minutes

To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place. But to others, it's a limitless world of fun, freedom and an opportunity to live life to the full. This film's unique cast of characters have dedicated their lives to the sea.

International Ocean Film Festival Logo

The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is to save our ocean one film at a time. Dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship, the IOFF is now the premier venue in North America for ocean-related films.

Marjorie Lynn Bank was a native Baltimorean and naturalist who promoted aquatic conservation and shared her extensive knowledge of marine biology through her award-winning underwater photography and educational lectures. Her legacy lives on through the National Aquarium Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series.

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