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845 Avison Way

Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

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Ocean Wise Presents An Evening with Ian Urbina

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Doors 6:30 PM Talk 7:00 PM

Join Ocean Wise for a talk by celebrated author and ocean champion, Ian Urbina. Ian will discuss his ‘Outlaw Ocean’ reporting which was originally published in The New York Times. Several of his stories have been adapted into major feature films, including The Outlaw Ocean which was purchased by Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Outlaw Ocean reporting took Ian across 5 seas and 14 countries. Ian encountered the story of a Burmese migrant who was shackled by the neck on a trawler and enslaved at sea for 3 years. He shadowed a Tanzanian stowaway who was set overboard on a raft and left to die. And he stayed on a Thai trawler with 40 Cambodian boys who worked 20-hour days, barefoot, rain or shine, on a slippery deck, just one misstep from disaster. For most of us, the ocean represents a vacation destination, but Ian Urbina has learned it is a lawless frontier. A powerful speaker, Ian’s talk to an intimate Ocean Wise audience will cover some of the ocean’s most unknown threats including slavery, overfishing and human trafficking. Ian Urbina lives in Washington D.C. with his family.

Join us for a post presentation reception

Close: 9:30

Arrival Notes:

Please enter at the AquaQuest reception on the North side of the building.

Parking Tips:

Pay parking and electric vehicle charging stations are available adjacent to the Aquarium. If the adjacent lot is full, there are many options nearby and throughout Stanley Park, including accessible parking spaces.

Please note parking in Stanley Park is managed by EasyPark. The Vancouver Aquarium is not responsible for service and/or changes to rates. http://www.vanaqua.org/visit/location

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