National Geographic Live! Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm
McGlohon Theatre
Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts

Follow along as David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes dive deep into the unknown. The ocean covers 70 percent of our planet and yet remains a mostly fragile frontier. Experience the tropical marine waters of Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Indonesia, see the vast 1800 miles of The Great Barrier Reef, and learn how Cuba’s reefs thrive due to political isolation. All around the world, reefs are teeming cities of biodiversity with layers of life that range from the tiniest coral polyp to apex predators. With the pair’s immersive photographs and storytelling, you’ll catch a glimpse of life down under through a lens unlike any other.

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes are a photographic team specializing in underwater imagery. They have their own studio and photography company as well as a book, Face to Face with Sharks.

Doubilet is known as the world’s leading underwater photographer, having taken his first underwater photograph at the age of 12 with a Brownie Hawkeye sealed in a plastic bag. Focusing on the mystery of the deep sea, Doubilet has photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic, from coral reefs to historic shipwrecks. Equipped with a witty sense of humor and a poetic way of describing his subjects, Doubilet is an audience favorite.  

Hayes is an aquatic biologist and photojournalist specializing in natural history and marine environments. Her work can be found in many magazines, including DIVE and Sports Illustrated.

Cocktails and Conversation pre-show (at Discovery Place Science)

Join us as we dive deeper into the Coral Kingdoms. Discover how corals reproduce and the journey the take to go from larvae to adults. Engage in activities to learn of some challenges corals face across our oceans including ocean acidification, climate change and pollution. Before you go, be sure to come up close with the Candy Cane Coral in our touch tank, discover tools of the trade and see our collection of coral artifacts.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-10-23 19:30:00 2018-10-23 22:30:00 America/New_York National Geographic Live! Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice McGlohon Theatre, 345 North College Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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