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Cries from the Deep ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB528225
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Jacques Bobet
Directors:  Jacques Gagné, Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Producing Agencies:  La Fondation Cousteau (Paris), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal), The Cousteau Society
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Nature, Science
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1981
Running Time:  96:20

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This film records the journey undertaken by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, marine explorer of international repute, his twenty-four-member team, and an NFB film crew. Working from the Calypso, a converted minesweeper transformed into a sophisticated oceanographic vessel, the team uses a helicopter, a diving saucer, inflatable boats and scuba-diving equipment to explore the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, one of the world's richest fishing areas. They discover shipwrecks, film icebergs, visit wildlife sanctuaries where man is still an alien presence, and observe such endangered species as the beluga whale, humpback whale and harp seal. There is a fascinating sequence showing Calypso divers freeing a calf whale entrapped in a fishing net.

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