Film shows ocean woes

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD will present a free public screening of “A Sea Change,” the first documentary about ocean acidification, a potentially devastating threat to ocean life, at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at the Scripps Seaside Forum.

There will also be a presentation of the 2010 NOAA Environmental Hero Award to filmmakers Sven Huseby and Barbara Ettinger of Niijii Films.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and Scripps scientists Victoria Fabry and Andrew Dickson. Reservations are required at (858) 534-5771 or