Monday, March 12, 2012

NRDC is proud that one of our new films – Ocean Oases – kicked off the second day of the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival last week.

Ocean Oases shares remarkable underwater footage of the undersea canyons and seamounts off the U.S. Atlantic coast that are home to an extraordinary universe of life, from a living seafloor of vibrant and rare coldwater corals, anemones and sponges, to an array of fish and marine mammal species, including the endangered sperm whale. Relatively undisturbed for thousands of years, these special places are now in danger of irreversible damage from advanced fishing technologies and oil and gas exploration. Ocean explorer Philippe Cousteau narrates this short video about the urgent need to protect these precious and mysterious places.

Want to help protect these amazing places? Send a message to the National Ocean Council, urging them to finalize a strong ocean action plan.

(Source: switchboard.nrdc.org)