Where: Jupiter Branch Library, 705 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

When: 12/29/2017 at 6:30pm

Join the Jupiter Branch Library in the seaside community of Jupiter, Florida for a free screening and discussion of The Islands and the Whales. The guest speaker is Florida International University marine ecologist Jeremy Kizska. After the film, Dr. Kizska will talk about mercury levels in local waters in Palm Beach County. He recently authored a study of mercury levels in bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon. For more information, visit basehorlibrary.org.

The Islands and the Whales Conversation Starter:

Pondering the changes he has seen in the local seabirds, like population declines and stomachs filled with plastic, a scientist says, “Too often we react when it’s too late.” Why do you think that is so? What makes it difficult to act on dangers to the natural environment?

For more discussion prompts, download the discussion guide.

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