One ocean. Episode 1, Birth of an ocean [videorecording].
[Toronto, Ont.] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2010 : CBC Learning [distributor]
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher resource guide ([64] p.)
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[Toronto, Ont.] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2010 : CBC Learning [distributor]
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contents note
The ocean is born -- Oasis of the deep -- Living fossils -- From water to land (Tiktaalik).
credits note
Directed and written by Mike Downie ; produced by Tina Verma ; editor, Jacques Milette ; series producer, Caroline Underwood.
general note
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series, The Nature of things on July 15, 2010.
Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in association with National Geographic Channel, and with the participation of Discovery Science.
local note
OISE has calalogued the Teacher Resource Guide separately.
Narrator, David Suzuki.
"In The Birth of an Ocean we travel back to ancient time, telling the story of the ocean's turbulent beginnings, and its successive incarnations. It's a journey that introduces the enormity of the ocean over space and time? at four billion years old the ocean is nearly as old as the planet itself. In a remote part of Western Australia, we venture to the stunning, crystal blue waters that harbour the descendants of the first life on earth. These formations once covered the ancient seabed, and today they give scientists a remarkable window back in time. Traveling forward, we discover that almost 99.9% of species that ever lived on this planet are now extinct. On the lush and diverse Osprey Reef, we swim alongside scientists to learn why one remarkable creature? the nautilus? has survived, for millions of years, what countless other species could not. In The Birth of an Ocean we trace our own profound connections to the ocean with Tiktaalik, the "fish-a-pod" that scientists believe is the missing link between the ocean and all limbed creatures, including us."--One Ocean series website.
"With ... never-before-seen HD footage, this four-part documentary series from The Nature of Things dives into the world's vast interconnected ocean ecosystem - telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future."--Container.
language note
Closed captioned.
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target audience
Grades 8-12, AD, PS.
technical details
DVD ; widescreen.

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