of the Sea Series" is an award winning collection of eleven 3-5 minute educational sea life stories of marine animal behavior. Learn about sharks, sea lions, manta rays, scuba diving and much more.
This entertaining and educational DVD is ideal for home or the classroom. It is appropriate for all ages, but particularly good for elementary and middle school age children. Length is 48 minutes, but each story stands alone and can be stopped at any point.
School Teachers find this video sparks interest in the underwater world. It is an excellent supplement to the Ocean Week curriculum on oceanography.
It received an Honorable Mention Award at the 2001 Columbus International Film & Video Festival as a series for children.
A little more about "Wonders of the Sea"
Pageantry of the Sea introduces
this series giving us the big picture of the
underwater world. We see large ocean life in spectacular pageantry of movement.
Dive gives us an idea what is involved in scuba diving. This story shows several interactions between divers and marine life. We see sting rays, angelfish, and eels looking for a hand out from divers.
Secrets of the Sea
won the 2001 International
Underwater Malaysia Video Competition held in
Mabul, Malaysia. It is a story of some of the
small creatures found in the ocean and often
overlooked by divers.
Chameleons of the Sea has
received Honorable Mention in several underwater video competitions. This
story shows us the marine animal family known as Cephalopods-octopus, squid,
and cuttlefish. We see dramatic color changes and why this happens.
Manta Rays of Yap won Fourth Place in the 2000 Los Angeles Underwater Photography Society Competition. The story explains how the graceful manta ray is part of the shark family but a harmless filter feeder. There are excellent close-ups of the manta rays being cleaned by small fish and interaction with divers.
Clowns of the Galapagos
talks about the sea lions which
inhabit the area and their antics in the water. They zoom
pass like a jet fighter doing barrel rolls and loops.
Art of Camouflage won Second
Place for Photographic
Excellence in the 2002 Epic competition. It tells a wonderful
story about the many underwater sea life which use
camouflage to hide from predators or prey. It also addresses
the subject of mimicry, a form of camouflage, with several
Kaleidoscope of Colors won
First Place at the 2002
Beneath the Sea Film Festival in the New York City area.
The story takes a look at the lowly sea slug and the beautiful
family of Nudibranch, an underwater snail without a shell. It
goes into detail on the behavior of this marine animal.
Night Creatures gives us
a brief glimpse of the marine life which appear
at night in the underwater world. Using dive lights, we light up the underwater to reveal this sea life.
asks the question, "Why do sharks bite?" and tries to answer this
question. We see a number of different types of sharks and a VERY close encounter
during a feeding of some fish.