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Screening of Beautiful Swimmers Revisted

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Film starts at 6:30 pm

Tickets $15 (includes one drink ticket)

A benefit supporting ESLC and MRC.

Purchase tickets at www.avalonfoundation.org or at the Box Office.

A film by Sandy Cannon-Brown, Dave Harp and Tom Horton

“It’s been 40 years since William W. Warner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book introduced us to the creature that’s been captivating diners and scientists alike ever since.  Now comes Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, a film that demonstrates how science has evolved since Warner’s day to better understand the behavior of this enigmatic shelled creature and how it fits into the complex ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.”—Tom Horton

Harp’s iconic images of the Bay, fishermen, and the beautiful Callinectes Sapidus weave the story together as it’s told from kayaks, fishing boats, research vessels, and Horton’s 21-foot skiff.  The crew traveled from Baltimore Harbor to Virginia’s Tidewater to retrace the life cycle and story of the crab.