Friday, December 09, 2005

Shadow of the shark

I recently caught the tail end of a video on a PBS station that had amazing footage of some very cool marine creatures (e.g., pipefish mimicking their environment, a sea anemone swimming in open water and then crawling over some sand). I later hunted around and learned that the video was called "Shadow of the Shark: The Underwater Lives of Ron & Valerie Taylor". Apparently most of the video is about sharks, but the part I saw showed footage of divers exploring a junk-filled jetty on an Indonesian island. The videography was very good, and I must get this video to use in my class; in ten minutes it showed more diversity of marine life than I show in hours of lecture.

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