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Dolphins and Other Marine Life Celebrated in New Film

Topics: Cetacean Habitat, Dolphins

Midway: Edge of Tomorrow, a poignant, beautiful, and deeply moving film about current conservation efforts on Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, has just been released, providing viewers with a rare glimpse into this unique marine ecosystem and legendary atoll where blue lagoons and colorful corals mix with historic structures and culturally sacred sites.

“This is a wonderful introduction to Midway, a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that teams with life, both onshore and offshore,” said Mark J. Palmer, associate director of the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) of Earth Island Institute. “These centers of biological diversity need to be protected more than ever, given that many such coral reefs are dying due to human activities.”

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Image courtesy of Tandem Stills + Motion.

Located in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is home to a dizzying array of wildlife, including the world’s largest albatross colony, endangered Hawaiian monk seals, endangered green sea turtles, coral reef fish, and spinner dolphins.

Spinner dolphin, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Image courtesy of Tandem Stills + Motion.

Produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, Midway: Edge of Tomorrow documents some of these never-before-seen natural wonders, and provides a captivating look at the last remaining historic structures from the Battle of Midway, which marked its 75th anniversary last year.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to bring this important place to the world,” said Ian Shive, Tandem Stills + Motion CEO and director of the film. “The tale of Midway is one of a deeply intertwined human history with a natural history. We want to commemorate the Battle of Midway’s 75th anniversary and the expansion of the marine national monument using a cinematic approach to tell the story of Midway, its rich history, what it is today, and what it may be in the future.”

Midway: Edge of Tomorrow can be viewed on the following streaming platform: iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime. For more information, visit Tandem Film.

IMMP is currently working to protect the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument located in the Pacific Ocean near Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The PRI monument has been targeted by the Trump administration for downsizing in order to accommodate commercial fishing in the monument, bringing in potentially damaging fishing gear such as longlines.

“Films like Midway make our job easier in explaining to the public what we can lose if we allow the Trump administration’s anti-environmental regulations to prevail,” noted Palmer.


Banner image taken in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the greater Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Image courtesy of Tandem Stills + Motion.