Directed by: Aaron Palabyab
Philippines, 2020 RT: 11:01
Discover the coral heart of the Philippines and the crown jewel of Philippine diving, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, in this short documentary. Around 700 species of fish and 360 coral species—about half of all known species—can be found here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this expanse of reef flats and walls of coral spans over a hundred thousand hectares and is one of the most productive and biodiverse coral reefs in the world.
Directed by: João Rodrigues
Portugal, 2019 RT: 29:44
The once considered the largest seahorse community in the world, is facing today serious risks of extinction. A team of scuba divers, photographers, and scientists embark on a mission through the labyrinthine waters of the Ria Formosa to save one of Portugal's most valuable treasures, the enigmatic horse of the seas.
Directed by: Daniel Cespedes
USA, 2020, RT: 4:18
Some seabirds travel across oceans and have enormous wingspans, others are so small, swift, and particular in their nesting habits that they remain relatively elusive to humans. The marbled murrelet is a small seabird of the Pacific Northwest that forages in the coastal ocean and nests in old-growth forest, which nicely reflects the mission of the Marine Studies Initiative to connect land and sea. Oregon State University researchers work tirelessly along the Oregon coast to track their nests and understand their foraging habits to better inform management practices of this endangered species.
Directed by: Dmitriy Shpilenok , Vladislav Grishin
Russian Federation, 2020 RT: 51:00
Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!
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