earthOCEAN Encounters

CETACEAN INVESTIGATION is a series of documentary programs combining the collective wisdom of scientists and conservationists with a remarkable range of expertise and perspectives. At we prepared the fulll version for those who would like to watch the whole project. It uncovers the latest science techniques being used to study whales, dolphins and porpoises, while inspiring and encouraging young people to want to learn more about the oceans. It examines the threats that individual species face, and focuses on the people who are making a difference to preserve the animals, by connecting their fate to the health of their respective habitats.

earthOCEAN Encounters

earthOCEAN Encounters are multimedia reports from the field documenting environmental issues, species habitats, and conservation efforts around the globe. Our education reports are created to be freely for used by teachers and students in the classroom - so they can learn from our encounters with the natural world.



Cetacean Investigation

"Sanctuaries of the Sea - Are Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans a Solution?"
We interview author Erich Hoyt about the concept of creating MPAs for cetaceans, and their far-reaching impact in conserving other species, and whole ecosystems.
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"Disappearing Dolphins"
Common dolphins were once abundant throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Today, they are declining rapidly, surviving in portions of their former range. We join Giovanni Bearzi of the Tethys Research Institute to find out why?
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"Fishy Business - The Illegal Driftnet Fishery"
Driftnets are banned because they take large quantities of unwanted catch, called bycatch, putting populations of migratory fish, sea turtles and cetaceans at risk. We investigate why it still occurs throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
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"The Sperm Whales of Greece - Life in the Trenches"
We join Dr. Alexandros Frantzis of the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, on a scientific expedition through Greece in search of the elusive and endangered Mediterranean Sperm Whale.
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"Mediterranean - The Sea in the Middle of the Earth"
The first of a five-part series, venture into deep seas and coastal waters with a range of international scientists. Examine the ecology of cetaceans in the region, while exploring the causes of increasing pressures on their populations and habitats.
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"Wake of the Baiji"
We recently interviewed scientist Robert Pitman. He recently returned from China, where he participated in an international expedition, searching for the critically endangered river dolphin called 'baiji'.
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"Southern Right Whales of Argentina"
Discover more about the lives of southern right whales in Argentina. Follow the research of international scientists working to understand and protect these whales, and their marine environment.
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earthOCEAN Encounters

"Amvrakikos Dolphins"
We are looking for common bottlenose dolphins, a population that scientists have studied for several years. Amvrakikos supports a resident population of about 150 animals, the highest known density in the Mediterranean Sea.
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"A Social Gathering"
The sperm whale is the world's largest toothed predator. It also has the largest brain, the largest nose, and lives its life among a strongly bonded family group. Watch a very special and rare encounter.
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"An Ancient Mariner"
Sea turtles have survived on this planet for over 150 million years. In Kythira, Greece, we encounter a loggerhead sea turtle. Against the odds, this ancient mariner of the Mediterranean has survived to maturity.
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"Southern Elephant Seals"
Southern Elephant Seals are the largest pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) on the planet. At certain times of the year, they gather together on specific beaches to give birth, nurse and mate. Most populations are showing signs of rapid decline.
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"Whale Watching -
 A Personal Experience in Peninsula Valdés"

Seeing whales close up and in their own environment on a whale-watching trip, is an effective way to learn about whales and contribute to their conservation.
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