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Elephant seals: very special agents

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  00:52:00  2008  Color  Sound

A team of French researchers has equipped elephant seals from the Kerguelen Islands with special beacons. They collect precious pieces of information about the Southern Ocean, climate, currents and exchanges between sea and atmosphere.

Director : BOUVIER Jérôme
Scientific adviser : GUINET Christophe (CEBC, UPR CNRS, Beauvoir-sur-Niort)
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Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of 3D computer graphics, underwater shootings and photographs.
Voice over (live sound). Original score (Bernard Montrichard).
PersonnalitiesBIUW Martin(SMRU, Univ. of St Andrews, Ecosse); REVERDIN Gilles(LOCEAN, UMR CNRS, Univ. Paris VI, IRD et MNHN, Paris); HINDELL Mark(AWRU, Univ. of Tasmania, Australie)
BENTALEB Ilhem(ISEM, UMR CNRS et Univ, Montpellier 2, Montpellier); GUINET Christophe(CEBC, UPR CNRS, Beauvoir-sur-Niort)
Date of broadcasting28/01/2009 (France 5)
Rediffusions2009/02/06 (France 5)   2009/02/09 (France 5)   2013/08/01 (France 5)  
NotesCEBC : Centre d'études biologiques de Chizé.
SMRU : Sea Mammal Research Unit.
ISEM : Institut des sciences de l'évolution de Montpellier.
LOCEAN : Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques.
AWRU : Antarctic Wildlife Research Unit.
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Number2052
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD Cam
VersionFrench
Delivery supportDV Cam
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