BOSTON (October 31, 2006) — WGBH Boston Video will debut Under the Sea: The Real World of Sharks, Dolphins, and Seahorses, a 4-disc boxed set of NOVA documentaries, on November 14, 2006. Two of the productions, Private Lives of Dolphins and Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef, will also be released individually the same day.
A flash of monstrous teeth. A streak of blood in the water. A terrified surfer paddles desperately for shore. Is it simply mistaken identity — a surfboard with arms being taken for a sea turtle? Or have the tiger sharks developed a taste for human flesh, and begun to deliberately hunt people down? Spy on these predators in action — stalking and snatching up seal pups, albatross chicks, and other suspecting prey — and witness a shocking, seal’s-eye view of an attacking shark. Then, decide for yourself if it’s safe to go back in the water.
Private Lives of Dolphins
Graceful, intelligent, and playful, bottlenose dolphins are not only the friendliest wild animals, but also the most complex. Their easygoing nature makes it easy to forget that dolphins are indeed feral creatures. Now, after decades of study in their native surroundings, researchers share with NOVA their fascinating findings regarding dolphins’ brainpower, society, evolutions, and strikingly human traits.
Kingdom of the Seahorse
Take a tour of the complex and beautiful word of the seahorse — from an underwater enclave in Australia (where their unique mating dance is recorded on camera for the first time) to the bustling apothecaries of Hong Kong, where heaps of harvested seahorses feed a steady demand. Then voyage to a small seaside village in the Philippines, where one biologist makes it her mission to come up with a conservative plan that will sustain human and seahorse residents alike.
Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef
The brilliant colors and extraordinary creatures of the undersea world are revealed as NOVA takes you on this dramatic tour of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. This adventure down under will amaze even the most experienced divers, as exceptional camera techniques reveal microscopic details of life and breathtaking panoramas of millions of schooling fish.
To order any DVD or VHS release from WGBH Boston Video, including Under the Sea: The Real World of Sharks, Dolphins, and Seahorses, call (800) 949-8670 or visit shop.wgbh.org.
Since its launch, WGBH Boston Video has released many critically acclaimed public television programs on DVD and video, including the Emmy Award-winning The Miracle Of Life and The Elegant Universe (NOVA), The French Chef with Julia Child, David Copperfield (Masterpiece Theatre), The Joy of Stress, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, Sister Wendy’s American Collection, Evolution, and Africans In America. Recent releases include The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (Mystery!), Degrassi Junior High, Origins (NOVA), They Made America, and Building Big with David Macaulay.
PRODUCT NAME: Under the Sea: The Real World of Sharks, Dolphins, and Seahorses
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 4 hours
PRODUCT NAME: Private Lives of Dolphins
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 1 hour
PRODUCT NAME: Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 1 hour
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