Conservationist and world acclaimed marine artist Dr. Guy Harvey is bringing a whale of a tale to Nova Southeastern University¹s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, January 30th with the South Florida premier of his latest documentary‹Whale Sharks of the Yucatan: A Guy Harvey Expedition.

Produced by George Schellenger, a two-time Emmy® award winning filmmaker/producer, the documentary provides spectacular footage of Dr.

Harvey¹s encounters with the legendary whale sharks of Isla Mujeres. The film offers viewers an ³up close and personal² experience with these gentle yet massive animals‹which can grow to as large as 45 feet‹as they mass in the hundreds for a few days for feeding off of Mexico¹s Yucatan peninsula.

The film also brings viewers up close with sailfish and mako sharks, which also prowl the waters off the Yucatan. View a trailer for the film:

Joining with Dr. Harvey, a PH.D in fisheries management, and Schellenger will be Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University¹s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI).

Cost to attend the film¹s screening  (6 to 8 p.m.) is $25, with proceeds benefitting NSU¹s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI.) Ticket price also includes a light reception with wines provided by Blue Fish and an opportunity to meet and participate in a Q&A session with Harvey and Shivji from NSU and filmmaker Schellenger.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://tinyurl.com/m9evqex.

Image courtesy Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

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