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Tara Oceans, the Sacred Pact

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  00:52:00  2011  Color  Sound

Second episode: Sea hides an almost unknown underwater world: plankton. How is it organized? What can we learn about it? Leaving the Mediterranean Sea, the Tara schooner crosses the Suez Canal and explores the plankton from the Red Sea. This sea protects various forms of life, according to the poverty of or the richness of its waters. This trip between predation and alliance allows to understand that underwater life is the result of an subtle balance which has given life to an intriguing universes made of coral reefs.

Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of satellite images, underwater images, animations and microscope images of plankton.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music (Gérard Cohen-Tannugi).
PersonnalitiesSARMENTO Hugo(Institut de Ciències del Mar, Barcelone); NOT Fabrice(Adaptation et diversité en milieu marin, UMR CNRS et Univ. Paris VI, Roscoff); PREJGER Franck(LOV, UMR CNRS et Paris VI, Villefranche-sur-mer); SIERACKI Michael(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Etats-Unis); OBURA David(Coral Reef Degradation in the Indian Ocean, CORDIO, Mombasa, Kenya); BENZONI Francesca(Univ. de Milan, Italie); BAKER Andrew(RSMAS, University of Miami, Etats-Unis)
Date of broadcasting22/04/2011 (Planète Thalassa)
Rediffusions2011/05/12 (Planète Thalassa)   2011/05/18 (Planète Thalassa)   2011/05/21 (Planète Thalassa)   2011/05/24 (Planète Thalassa)  
NotesLOV : Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche.
RSMAS : Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.
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Item No.2752
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD Cam
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam
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