Sonic Sea

Sonic Sea (DCL)

SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST, 7.30PM

Everywhere on Earth we can hear songs of life, emanating from almost every animal - from small insects to megafauna. This communication is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. However, their symphony is being disrupted by the industrial noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today - with tragic and deadly costs.

Sonic Sea travels beneath the ocean's surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased noise pollution, and what can be done to stop it. Narrated by Academy Award®-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and featuring interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists - including Grammy Award-winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting - the film highlights how noise from a range of man-made sources has affected whales in recent years, including the mass stranding of whales around the planet.

This compelling documentary also uncovers how better ship design, speed limits for large ships, quieter methods for underwater resource exploration, and exclusion zones for sonar training can work to reduce the noise in our oceans and stop the deaths of our ocean's creatures. All that's needed is "the political will to solve it."