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Free film "Grouper Moon" at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (January 25, 2017)

Hosted by the Deering Estate, in partnership with WPBT2 and Changing Seas, "Speaking Sustainably" is a film series offered free to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action. The film on Wednesday, February 22nd is "Grouper Moon." There is a pre-film reception at 7:00 pm and the film will be begin at 7:30 pm. Films are presented in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate and are free and open to the public.

About the film
Join researchers from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment as they study one of the last great reproductive populations of Nassau Grouper. Normally a solitary species, during the winter full moons Nassau Grouper travel, sometimes over great distances, to "group" together and spawn. While most of the known spawning sites in the Caribbean have been fished out over the years, the west end of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands is home to the largest known reproductive spawning aggregation of this endangered species. View the trailer.

About WPBT2 & Changing Seas
WPBT2, South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, connects organizations and institutions across this diverse region and preserves South Florida's history. Leading the way in this global society, WPBT2 serves diverse communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys and is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming.

Changing Seas is a marine science series focused on ocean issues and exploration. The series goes to sea with scientists, giving viewers a first-hand look at how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier. Changing Seas airs on 90% of public television stations in the U.S. and in 34 countries across the globe.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.