Washington D.C. Premiere
JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD
"JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD" (USA, 2009, 40 min.)
“Jonathan Bird’s Blue World” is an award-winning family-oriented television series featuring stunning underwater photography and hosted by marine naturalist and underwater photographer Jonathan Bird.
Washington, D.C. Premiere Four episodes:
STARS OF THE SEA At first glance, starfish, more properly called sea stars, aren’t doing much of anything. But Jonathan’s investigations reveal a slow-motion predator that hunts and attacks its prey. Traveling the world, Jonathan investigates sea stars from the tropics to the Antarctic and uses time-lapse photography to reveal their amazingly complex world.
THE REAL NEMO Thanks to the Disney/Pixar movie, Finding Nemo, virtually everyone has heard of the clownfish. Jonathan travels the Pacific to investigate the behavior of real clownfish. Even though they don’t actually talk in real life, they are beautiful and fascinating fish to observe.
FEEDING FRENZY Do shark feeding frenzies really exist? Will sharks turn into a bunch of cannibals if they start competing for food? Jonathan wants to find out, and travels to Micronesia for an experiment that reveals the more peaceful side of sharks.
SEA TURTLE In Malaysia there is an island known for more sea turtles than virtually anywhere on earth. Jonathan visits this amazing ecosystem to learn about the life cycle of sea turtles. He is shocked to discover a remarkably complex and competitive environment. Co-produced by Jonathan Bird Productions and the non-profit organization Oceanic Research Group.
Discussion with filmmaker Jonathan Bird follows screenings.
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