Imagine a vibrant, colorful reef under the water. Leafy green seaweed hides orange and violet fish from view. A teal and neon-yellow fish cuddles up to the fiery orange of a vertical reef, covered in barnacles. Underneath the water, it looks like paradise to the untrained eye. But when you surface, you realize the lively reef is actually the base of an oil and gas platform. This short documentary, Rigs to Reef: Transecting Borneo, follows two marine scientists, Amber Sparks and Emily Hazelwood, on an epic journey across Malaysia and back to California as they explore the potential these massive industrial structures may have to serve as artificial reefs.  A discussion/Q&A with Amber and Emily will follow the film.

 

Running Time: 35m • NR

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