Head "Into the Gyre" With Film Screening and Tall Ship Deck Tour
By: iO Staff, July 30, 2012
Woods Hole is famous around the world for its many marine science institutions—so it goes to follow that science enjoys a prominent place at the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Be sure to catch Into the Gyre, a 44-minute documentary produced by the Sea Education Association, located just up the street from the village on Woods Hole Road.
Filmed aboard the school’s 135-foot tall ship, the film investigates plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre “garbage patch” through the eyes of researchers, volunteers and students.
All hands on deck!
SEA's tall ship sailing research vessel SSV Corwith Cramer is open for public deck tours on Monday, July 30 from 4 to 7 PM.
Take a tour and ask questions of scientists, crew and Into the Gyre film director Scott Elliot, who sailed with the 2010 expedition.
The ship is located at Dyer’s Dock, across the street from the Redfield Auditorium
(pass through the WHOI/WHBA parking lot to access the dock)
Filmed aboard the Corwith Cramer, Into the Gyre documents Plastics at SEA: North Atlantic Expedition 2010, the first-ever federally funded research expedition dedicated solely to studying the accumulation of plastic in the North Atlantic.
During its 34-day cruise in 2010, the crew of the Woods Hole-based research sailboat explored an area more than 1,100 miles east of Bemuda, a high plastic pollution region, studied in over 200 previous SEA Semester voyages.
Observations from those trips found high concentrations of plastic debirs, comparable to the better-known “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”
Additionally, the voyage called attention to the need to prevent litter and marine debris by reducing, reusing and recycling on land.
“For those onboard, sampling the surface ocean for marine debris forces us to confront the human impact on the environment thousands of miles from land,” said Giora Proskurowski, the expedition’s chief scientist, in a written statement.
SEA will also take part in Plastics at SEA: North Pacific Expedition 2012 this fall, October 2 through November 9.