Cathedral in the Sea / Survival in the SeaExplores the fascinating mysteries of the ocean depths. Spectacular underwater sequences by award-winning filmmakers, Howard and Michele Hall, reveal never-before-seen behaviors of sharks, whales, dolphins and even more unusual creatures like wolf eels, demon stingers, and stargazers.
"Cathedral in the sea" presents the marine ecosystems of the cold waters of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean: the kelp forests and their inhabitants. "Survival in the sea" examines how survival in the ocean realm depends on the ability of creatures to reproduce and avoid predation.
Call Number: VHS 1029
Publication Date: 1998
City in the Sea / Star GardensCity in the sea: Reveals the intricate behavioral relationships among the animals of the Caribbean coral reef. -- Star Gardens: Delves deep beneath the cold waters of the North Pacific for an exploration of a reef community that is as complex and spectacular as a tropical coral reef. Instead of hard corals, these cold water reefs are covered with anemones, caral-like algae and starfish.
Call Number: VHS 1032
Publication Date: 1998
Cracking the Ocean Code"Join genome pioneer Dr. J. Craig Venter as he scours the world's oceans for new life forms and genetic secrets that could help solve the planet's most urgent energy and climate challenges. From Nova Scotia to the Galapagos islands to Antarctica, Dr. Venter embarks on a mission to map the DNA of every microscopic organism in the ocean. Along the way, he discovers new species and new methods of tackling weather anomalies, ocean pollutants and even global warming." -- Discovery Channel Store, online product description.
Call Number: DVD 1068
Publication Date: 2005
Endless Voyage SeriesThe Endless Voyage focuses on the marine environment as a unique and important part of life on earth. The 26 half-hour series stands alone but can be combined with the leading textbooks in the field.
The End of the Line"[This film] charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us -- an ocean without fish by 2048 -- if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices." -- Container.
Call Number: DVD 10710
Publication Date: 2009
Journey to Planet Earth SeriesJourney to Planet Earth is a PBS documentary series that dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. It is designed to help viewers understand the complexities of dealing with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and history. -PBS
Call Number: DVD 0313 - DVD 0324
Publication Date: 2009-2010
Ocean OrginsUsing fascinating footage of creatures still alive today, this film dives into the heart of the origins of life, from the appearance of bacteria in the ocean four billion years ago until that incredible moment when the first vertebrate emerged onto dry land.
Call Number: DVD 1052
Publication Date: 2002
Our Planet: the Past, Present and Future of EarthDisc 1: How the earth was made. (1 hr., 30 min.) Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time.
Disc 2 : A global warning? (1 hr., 30 min.) The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity?
Disc 3 : Life after people. (1 hr., 30 min.) What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared? This is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.