Lelia Hatch, Katie Moore

Sonic Sea

Lelia Hatch, Katie Moore

Talk: Sonic Sea

The documentary Sonic Sea, takes a deep dive into the importance of protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution and how it truly affects the well being of the mammals that call the ocean home. Watch the movie trailer, find a screening near you and more info at sonicsea.org. This Q&A pertains directly to the movie and includes Leila Hatch, Ph.D. Marine Ecologist and Katie Moore, Program Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Watch the film here: http://sonicsea.org/

Lelia Hatch

Leila is a marine ecologist with the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. This area has experienced dramatic increases in shipping and she studies how low frequency noise emitted by large ships and other vessels impacts marine mammals who also rely on low frequency signals for communication, foraging, navigating and caring for their young.

Katie Moore

As IFAW’s Program Director for Animal Rescue, Katie directs IFAW’s animal rescue team and collaborates with partner organizations around the globe to save animals in crisis including disaster response, marine mammal rescue and research, and wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release.