Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss
40th IWFF
  • Ocean Mystery, An: The Missing Catch
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Thu, Apr 20 6:00 PM
Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss showing with An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch.
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:46min + 52min
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yukari Hayashi

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss(52min) showing with An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch(46min).

An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch
Narrated by actor and ocean conservationist Ted Danson, this film reveals a frightening truth about our oceans. An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch follows the work of the world's premier fisheries scientist, Dr. Daniel Pauly, as he investigates how close we are to a global crash in fish populations. It’s a detective story that ranges from the Atlantic coastline to the reefs of the Bahamas and the shores of Senegal. Along the way Dr. Pauly and his team make startling discoveries about the impact of black market fisheries, the recreational fishing industry and more. And with 3 billion people around the world dependent on fish for protein it’s one of the most important stories of our time. As government and industry regulators track the quantity of fish we catch, and claim the oceans can handle the huge catches, fish numbers keep dropping. Dr. Pauly’s research shows that we have drastically underestimated the amount fish we catch globally and that we are running out of fish much faster than w
e thought. This film is a call to arms for governments around the world to take a better account of their fish stocks before we face a global food catastrophe.

Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss
The NHK team that captured the world’s first footage of a live giant squid is going on a new deep-sea adventure. The destination is an illuminating “twilight zone” in a huge submarine canyon in Monterey Bay, North America. Equipped with a 4K camera system designed by NHK specifically for deep sea filming on state-of-the-art submarines, the crew encounters a world of countless exotic creatures including sparkling jellyfish, and deep-sea fish that emit flashes. This is the world’s first quest to film bioluminescent creatures in their natural environment in the deep fathom of our oceans. Observe the amazing mystery of these enlightening life forms that have survived harsh pitch-black environments, where the concept of “sunlight” does not exist.

Included Shorts
Ocean Mystery, An: The Missing Catch (46min) 40th IWFF More