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Ocean Drifters - Region 2 National Geographic DVD

Ocean Drifters - Region 2 National Geographic DVD
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Price: £6.99
Availability: In Stock
Model: Region 2 DVD
Manufacturer: National Geographic
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“An extraordinary odyssey into the unknown world of oceanic life”

Circle the globe with National Geographic on an underwater voyage powered by earth’s great ocean currents - the incredible superhighways of marine life.

You’ll plunge into an alien world where millions of sea creatures, from tiny seahorses to poisonous jellyfish, from squids and octopus to enormous sharks, spend their entire lives adrift, circling the planet on currents that can carry them 100 miles a day.

Some of the animals are familiar, like the fragile, just-hatched loggerhead turtle you’ll follow as she swims for her life to avoid the deadly dolphin fish. Others are almost too strange to believe, like the Portuguese Man-o-War. This strange creature raises its own sail to catch the wind and ‘trawls’ for fish with its venomous 50-foot-long tentacles.

Ocean Drifters dives into the eerie darkness at 3,000 feet in a high-tech sub as scientists study the strange, glow-in-the-dark phenomenon called bioluminescence. Animals like the sea cucumber somehow turn on their own lights - sometimes brightly enough to illuminate the inside of the sub - in what is thought to be a form of deep sea communication.

Down deep we meet up with a deep-sea octopus known as Dumbo and a big red comb jelly. At this depth, 460 species exist in a space the size of the average living room. Various other gelatinous creatures and jellyfish drift along, some pulsating, some mesmerising, all incredibly beautiful.

Meanwhile, the turtle tries to eat a Portuguese Man-o-War and decides it’s too spicy. He also encounters garbage. According to the narrator, 13 tons of trash per minute are heaved overboard by ocean vessels. Chemical waste is also problematic.

How the little turtle will survive is anyone’s guess. Although this is an incredibly soothing video, that does not mean it doesn’t also offer a strong political message. To learn about our planet and to stop polluting our waters seem like reasonable goals.

EXCLUSIVE
:  our DVD also contains an exclusive, 20 mins long bonus film ‘Turtle Rescue’, produced by National Geographic.

ITEM SPECIFICATION

Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           72 mins approx (includes bonus film 'Turthe Rescue')

 

COMPATIBILITY

This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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