Aquarium of the Pacific Debuts Film about Human Impact on the Ocean to Inspire Change, Featuring Footage from Alucia Productions

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Change has been a constant factor for life on our planet, but human
activity has accelerated the rate of change. A new film, Vanishing
, now playing daily at the Aquarium of the Pacific explores
through a visual journey the human impacts on nature and ways we can
help prevent future loss.

“We hope that viewers walk away informed about the major ocean issues we
face today, from climate change to overfishing, and they are inspired to
take action. We worked with Alucia Productions to find the right footage
to bring this story to life,” said Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the
Pacific president and CEO.

The film is a companion to the Vanishing Animals gallery, which
opened at the Long Beach aquarium in Southern California this summer and
reveals through live animal exhibits, videos, and interactive displays
how human activity has contributed to animal extinctions and how humans
have been able to help some species recover. Viewers can learn how
factors like overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss put endangered
species and threatened ecosystems, particularly those in the ocean, at
risk and what can be done to help. “Actions we take now can help reduce
the rate of extinctions occurring on land and in the ocean. We know more
about extinctions on land. We hope this new gallery inspires people to
get involved at a time that we have the opportunity to shape the future
of life in the ocean,” Schubel said.

The Vanishing Animals film was produced in house using footage
from Alucia Productions and original music by Edward Freeman and Marta
Victoria of Icarus Studios. As part of the Dalio Ocean Initiative,
Alucia Productions’ mission is to create world-class media that educates
and inspires people to connect to the ocean. The new film is shown daily
in the Ocean Theater at the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific, which is
one of the most attended aquariums in the nation with 1.6 million annual


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Marilyn Padilla