‘Chasing Coral’

April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
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SUNY Adirondack will screen the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” at 7 p.m. April 19 in the college theatre on the Queensbury campus.

The program will include a presentation by Timothy Scherbatskoy, SUNY Adirondack professor of biology, and Amy Macalusa, SUNY Adirondack adjunct professor of science as part of the college’s annual Earth Week celebration.

The audience will have a chance to view “The Reef,” the college’s new 600-gallon aquarium, during the event. The saltwater aquarium is home to a variety of tropical corals and fish, including a regal angelfish, radial filefish and clownfish.

“Chasing Coral,” which won the 2017 U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance, chronicles the fight to protect coral reefs from becoming extinct. Featuring breathtaking and distressing underwater footage, the movie puts into perspective just how endangered coral reefs are and tracks the effort to save them.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, email sunyadkreef@gmail.com.