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The Living Sea (1995)

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A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean. Along the way we spend time with some surfers, ... See full summary »

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Greg MacGillivray
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Meryl Streep ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Connor Judith Connor ... Herself (Monterey) (as Dr. Judith Connor)
William Hamner William Hamner ... Himself (Palau) (as Dr. William Hamner)
Rainos M. Hayes Rainos M. Hayes ... Himself (Hawaii)
Steven K. Katona Steven K. Katona ... Himself (Maine)
Richard Marsh Richard Marsh ... Himself (Hawaii)
Laura Martin Laura Martin ... Herself (Palau researcher)
Stephanie K. Martin Stephanie K. Martin ... Herself (Maine)
James A.R. McFarlane James A.R. McFarlane ... Himself (Monterey)
Bruce Robison Bruce Robison ... Himself (deep ocean research, Monterey) (as Dr. Bruce H. Robison)
Jennifer Rock Jennifer Rock ... Herself (Maine)
Marty Thomas ... Himself (Hawaii)
Francis Toribiong Francis Toribiong ... Himself (Palau native)
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A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean. Along the way we spend time with some surfers, with researchers cataloging and tracking whales, a Coast Guard rough weather rescue squad, a deep-ocean research team, and in the Palau Islands, notably at a saltwater lake with an unusual jellyfish variety. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I zontani thalassa See more »

Filming Locations:

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,600,000, 31 December 2003
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Color

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1.44 : 1
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Fascinating!
8 June 2000 | by mhawfield-2See all my reviews

A fascinating look at how the oceans of the world impact the Earth. Facts like "70% of the Earth's oxygen comes from ocean plants." Great soundtrack from sting that compliments the film and each story. While not as impressive watching it at home as it is in an IMAX theater, it is still well worth a look at.


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