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‘Changing Seas’ Featured at NSU Summer Dive- In Series, July 31

NSU’s Oceanographic Center and WPBT2 invite you to free screenings of ‘Changing Seas’ as part of NSU’s Summer Dive-In film series on Wednesdays 6:00- 7:00 p.m., with a reception from 7-7:30 p.m.   The audience will discover exciting new ocean research, followed by the opportunity to ask questions during a panel discussion with renowned experts.

These free screenings and panel discussions promise to take attendees on an adventurous journey, from unraveling the mysteries surrounding a sunken slave ship in the Florida Keys to investigating coral hybrids in Belize, to the exploration of exciting deep sea creatures in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Screenings and panel discussions will be held at NSU’s Oceanographic Center located in John U. Lloyd State Park at 8000 North Ocean Drive Hollywood. Parking is free.

Changing Seas is a public television series produced by WPBT2 in Miami, Florida, and funded by the Batchelor Foundation and Divers Direct.

Scheduled dates for screenings are:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013:

“Creatures of the Deep” – In the cold, deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, little-known animals spend their entire lives far removed from our human world.  Until now, little research has been conducted on these creatures of the deep, keeping much of their lives a mystery.  Guest expert panel includes:

  • Jeremy Vaudo, Ph.D. – Florida International University / NSU
  • Kier Smith – NSU graduate student

Wednesday, August 7, 2013:
“Reefs of Rangiroa” – a co-production with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Scientists with the Global Reef Expedition are on a six year mission to study remote coral reefs around the world.  While in French Polynesia, the experts conduct extensive habitat mapping to create one of a kind seafloor atlases.  Scientists also assess the health of the reefs to compare and contrast the resilience of reef systems over a large geographical area. Guest expert panel includes:

  • Sam Purkis, Ph.D. – NSU
  • Jeremy Kerr – NSU Ph.D. Student
  • Alexandra Dempsey – NSU Ph.D. Student
  • Phil Renaud – Executive Director, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
  • Andy Bruckner, Ph.D. – Chief Scientist, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Availably of seating is limited. For further information call (954) 262-3600, email , or go to