Sun, Dec 15 | 10:30 AM

The Return of Harbor Porpoises to San Francisco Bay

After a 65-year absence, porpoises that inhabited San Francisco Bay for millennia have now returned.
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The Return of Harbor Porpoises to San Francisco Bay

Time & Location

Dec 15, 2019, 10:30 AM
10:30 AM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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After a 65-year absence, porpoises that inhabited San Francisco Bay (SF Bay) for millennia have now returned to San Francisco Bay.  The combination of pollution and human induced habitat changes—including World War II--caused porpoises to abandon SF Bay in the early 1940’s.  Other human activities have caused the Bay to become cleaner and more productive, drawing porpoises and other marine predators back to SF Bay.  The return of these top-level predators represent the most visible symbol of how the environment has improved.  This film will explore the history of the expulsion and the return of harbor porpoises to SF Bay along with the restoration & rejuvenation of San Francisco Bay.  ••••••••••••••••••••  By 2000 positive changes were afoot. The colder ocean and a cleaner Bay set the stage for a dramatic comeback.  By 2008, the porpoises responded when a school of 25 individuals, including mothers and calves, returned to the Bay.  By 2013, Dr. Jonathan Stern and his students at San Francisco State University discovered the animals living under the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, up to 200 porpoises a day enter and leave San Francisco Bay as part of their daily routine. Citizens hiking the bridge can look down from the north tower to see these critters swarming.

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.