The Western Lines

December 18, 2009

Oceans – Sea of Cortez

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Aquatica,BBC,Oceans,Sea of Cortez,Undersea Exploration — ralphbuttigieg @ 8:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we will begin highlighting a new BBC documentary series whose subject matter is one very dear to our hearts -the exploration of humanity’s last great frontier on Earth – the undersea realm of Aquatica.

Over a year, Paul Rose, Philippe Cousteau Jr, Dr Lucy Blue and Tooni Mahto explore how a unique ocean paradise, home to the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world, is under threat. They dive stormy seas to investigate how a giant predator, the cannibalistic Humboldt squid, is invading this sea, and search for the threatened hammerhead shark. In an extraordinary encounter, the team carry out pioneering science on one of the largest carnivores on earth: the 20-metre-long sperm whale. They explore a sunken ship with a tragic human story, and search for evidence that the Sea of Cortez is still growing, they dive along part of the San Andreas fault line. The dive is above waters heated to near-boiling point by the furnace of the inner Earth.

Oceans – Sea of Cortez
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  1. Nice video. In Gulf of California there are 6000 species of marine 90 species of plants and animals. Sea of Cortez is also home to about 26 species of sea birds. There are 922 islands. For that two million tourists are come here annually. boat cruises facility available for tourist to see Humpback and Blue Whales. The Reserve attracts hikers, mountain bikers and naturalists alike. For more details refer sea of cortez

    Comment by Ricky Peterson — January 27, 2010 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Rick I will be posting other episodes of this wonderful series in the coming weeks. Also check out the Atlantica Expeditions First Undersea Colony web site to learn more about this exciting project!!!

    Comment by Alex Michael Bonnici — January 27, 2010 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

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