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National Geographic Live:
Blue Holes of the Bahamas
with Kenny Broad
Friday, March 29, 7:30 PM
at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall
Kenny Broad, Cave Diver and Environmental Anthropologist, will captivate the audience with stories from the front lines of exploration. This eye-opening evening will be illustrated with award-winning photography, video, a question-and answer session, and an opportunity to meet Kenny Broad.
Largely unexplored, unimaginably beautiful, and considered among the most hazardous places to dive, the flooded caves, or "blue holes," of the Bahamas are a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge. Broad, National Geographic's Explorer of the Year for 2011, will guide you through this incredible underwater world.
Some of the world's best cave divers have travelled to the Bahamas to plunge into the unique abyss found in these caves that can go hundreds or even thousands of feet down and feature a maze of passages and tunnels, which act as liquid time capsules. Divers and archaeologists investigate these caves to unlock the mysteries of an ancient Bahamas teeming with life that quickly vanished, leaving the islands now mostly barren. What caused these animals to disappear, and could 800-year-old human skulls provide the answer?