Sonic Sea

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park
Date & Time
Toronto, ON

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00 pm FREE. RSVP Required. ROM Admission is not included. In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. But over the last century, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately survive. With hope for a quieter ocean, Sonic Seas, a 60-minute documentary, sheds light on the impact of industrial and military noise on marine life by telling the story of Ken Balcomb, a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas; forever changing the way we understand our impact on the ocean. Narrated by Rachel McAdams, Sonic Sea features the musician, human rights and environmental activist, Sting, in addition to renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. The film was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Sonic Sea was directed and produced by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld, written by Mark Monroe (The Cove, Racing Extinction) and scored by the Grammy-winning composer Heitor Pereira (Minions, Itʼs Complicated).