Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Sunday, June 8, 2014
World Oceans Day local events

Here are some planned local events in celebration of World Oceans Day, which is today:

• A Key West video production company is offering live streaming, underwater footage of the coral and marine life at Sand Key as part of World Oceans Day.

Florida Keys Ocean in Motion will be streaming live from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The organizers have invited divers and snorkelers to visit the camera while underwater and share a message about why they love the ocean.

A camera will be placed 20 feet down at Sand Key Reef, which is 8.5 miles offshore of Key West.

They are also asking people to send them a photo of their favorite dive spot or land location. The organizers will post it on all of their social media Web sites.

For information, go to livestream.com/accounts/ 7926984/events/2924763.

• Florida Keys Ocean in Motion will also host a free special screening of the 1991 documentary film "Atlantis" at 7 p.m. today at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West, 35 East Quay Road.

The film, directed by Luc Besson, documents his love for the sea and explores the various creatures that live in it. Cinematographer Christian Petron and Besson traveled the world to capture the grace and beauty of such creatures as manatees, dolphins, great white sharks and sea snakes.

• Florida International University (FIU) researchers Adam Zenone and Andrew Shantz will give a virtual tour of the underwater laboratory Aquarius, which is located off Key Largo, and discuss the current mission.

The virtual tour will be available at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, 82990 Overseas Highway. The tour and discussion will occur from 4 to 5 p.m. today

Diver/documentary filmmaker Fabian Cousteau has partnered with FIU on a 31-day mission on Aquarius.

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