Aquarium presents Secrets of the Sea: A Screening with Filmmaker Jonathan Bird on February 16 


Giant screen film explores fascinating, unique animal behaviors at New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre

Jonathan Bird
Jonathan Bird, local award-winning filmmaker and host of “Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.” CREDIT: Oceanic Research Institute

WHAT: The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents Secrets of the Sea: A Screening with Filmmaker Jonathan Bird. Secrets of the Sea is a beautifully photographed new giant screen 3D documentary that explores the world of 70 marine species and the ways in which they interact with each other and their environment. Meet some of the strangest and most spectacular inhabitants—from pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid to manta rays and tiger sharks. A special in-person only preview event will be held Thursday, February 16 at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, with a screening of the film followed by a Q&A featuring local cinematographer Jonathan Bird.

WHO: For Secrets of the Sea, internationally acclaimed filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall partnered with local award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Bird, whose giant screen film Ancient Caves was released to critical acclaim in 2020 and who is the producer and host of Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, an Emmy® Award-winning educational family-friendly underwater adventure series airing on public television and YouTube. Bird is also the founder of Oceanic Research Group, a non-profit environmental organization founded in 1990 to promote conservation of the world’s oceans.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Simons Theatre at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston MA

HOW: Register here for the free screening and discussion, which is in-person only. Advance registration required. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.


Pam Bechtold Snyder –, 617-686-5068