Free Salish Sea documentary screening on Orcas Island

Submitted by Sea Doc Society

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through the Salish Sea, from the Puget Sound and Hood Canal through the San Juan Islands and beyond.

A fantastic documentary, “Beneath the Salish Sea,” will be shown at Orcas Island’s Sea View Theatre, as part of the island’s new Ocean Night series, which is presented by SeaDoc Society’s and Camp Orkila. The event is free, family-friendly, and concessions and bar will be open.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m.

The popular documentary was created by dive videographer Florian Graner and is packed with stunning underwater images all shot in high definition. It takes you below the surface and into an underwater ecosystem that is teeming with stunning wildlife. In addition to the film screening, Graner will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.

Graner’s latest edition of the movie includes new video filmed with state-of-the-art high-speed and cineflex cameras. It features species like the giant Pacific octopus, found right off the Seattle boardwalk, and the sixgill shark, filmed off Whidbey Island, and species found right here in the San Juan Islands. The documentary includes stories about killer whales, salmon, porpoises and the stormy coast at the entrance to the Salish Sea around Cape Flattery.

Ocean Night takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. January’s episode about Steller sea lions will be on Jan. 9th due to New Year’s.

The SeaDoc Society is able to make this a free event thanks to donations from Dean and Audrey Stupke, Jim and Kathy Youngren, Barbara Brown, Barbara Bently, West Sound Marina, The Averna Family (Deer Harbor Charters), Madrona Bar and Grill and Camp Orkila.