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Film focuses on rare Kemp's ridley: 'Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction' showing

May 30, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is hosting the screening of an an award-winning documentary that highlights the critical role conservation organizations and volunteers are playing in the recovery of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle.

"Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction" will be shown on June 3 at noon at Island Cinema on Sanibel. Screenings of the film will coincide in two different theaters at the cinema.

Narrated by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, the feature-length independent documentary tells the larger natural history story of the world's rarest sea turtle, the Kemp's ridley, and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover. From the beaches of Massachusetts to Mexico, Texas and Georgia, the film highlights the collaborative work that is being done to save a species from going extinct.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact the SCCF at 239-472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org.

The Island Cinema is at 535 Tarpon Bay Road.

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