Ocean Activists Invited to New Film

Are you that kid who always dreamed of becoming the next dolphin trainer to work miracles with a dolphin like Winter in some warm weather marine research center? Do you find peace and solace out on the open water or deep sea diving? Consider going to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Immersion Cinema in Sarasota Florida on Friday night.

“Mote will be a screening of a new film Operation: Blue Pride. This film tells the moving story of how three severely wounded, combat veterans are fighting to save our oceans and sharks, and in doing so, are saving themselves.

The work of young people in the field of conservation will also be highlighted, through short films and exhibits highlighting youth- driven oceans conservation projects.

Special guests, Justin Riney, Jim Abernethy, and George C. Shellenger, will all be attending. Justin Riney is the Founder and Executive Directer of Mother Ocean, and will be sharing his experiences of when he lead the Expedition Florida 500, a 365 day exploration of Florida’s coastline, waterways, and aquatic ecosystems.

At the event all participants will have the chance to take home a variety of art, photography, and other ocean themed prizes, all donated by Wyland, Jim Abernathy, and many others!

The vent will be held at the Mote Marine Labratory’s Immersion Cinema in Sarasota, FL. Doors open at 6:00 pm tomorrow night. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth 18 and under.

Proceeds from the event will benefit youth driven ocean conservation projects for the 2013 Youth Ocean COnservation Summit. A  portion of the proceeds will also benefit Operation: Blue Pride. 

Come out and join your community to explore ocean conservation and have the hance to see the touching, Operation: Blue Pride.”

(from Mote Marine’s flyer about the event)

To purchase tickets online go to  Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival online ticket order form.