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Coral Reef Adventure Returns Thursday, MARCH 1 in An Encore Engagement at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center!


Written by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Date: February 23, 2012

The film follows the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall.


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"We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children"

San Diego, CA, February 23, 2012 -- Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey across the South Pacific for the spectacular IMAX film CORAL REEF ADVENTURE returns to Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's Heikoff Dome Theater on Thursday, MARCH 1 in an encore engagement! Embark on the expedition with veteran underwater filmmakers and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall. From Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to a coral reef-sustained village in Fiji, diving expeditions show a range of coral reefs, from a dazzling underwater world filled with unusual and exotic inhabitants, to vast stretches of bleached coral decline. This tropical excursion through the South Pacific will surprise and delight you as you fall in love with the reefs, and your heart will ache at the tragic, irretrievable loss of these fragile worlds. Along the journey, hear directly from scientists who are working to save the reefs, and also meet Jean-Michel Costeau, son of the famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.

CORAL REEF ADVENTURE brings the beauty and mystery of the coral reef environment to the big screen with a film that both celebrates this vital ecosystem and warns of its imminent decline. The film follows the personal journey of two underwater filmmakers, Howard and Michele Hall, on a 10-month expedition across the South Pacific to explore and document some of the world's most beautiful and endangered coral reefs. Coral reefs may become extinct within 30 years due to global warming, over-fishing, and pollution, scientists warn.

CORAL REEF ADVENTURE is both an emotional account of two extraordinary individuals doing what they can to help save the coral reefs, and an exciting story of drama and adventure. Directed by veteran filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, with cinematography by local Del Mar resident, Howard Hall, CORAL REEF ADVENTURE features music by Crosby Stills & Nash and narration from Liam Neeson. The Giant Screen Theater Association named it the best film achievement of 2003.

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About the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center ("the Fleet") is home to Southern California's only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films in the Heikoff Dome Theater, featuring the world's first NanoSeam™ Dome screen in an IMAX Theater. The Fleet is the first Giant Dome Theater in the country to share a digital planetarium with an IMAX Dome theater, following the recent installation of a new, state-of-the-art, giant dome screen digital GSX™ system from Global Immersion, which augments the existing IMAX® projector in the Heikoff Dome Theater with one of the most comprehensive and powerful fulldome experiences available today. The digital system not only enhances our planetarium capabilities but expands the possibilities for sustainable institutional programming that could include evening programming with cultural content of various kinds. Experience seven galleries of fun, interactive exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. A hurricane simulator thrills visitors with gusts of wind up to 80 miles per hour. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Galileo's Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd, the Fleet Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at

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