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Documenting Ocean Research

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA, Durban: The premiere of Our Oceans, which documents a journey of discovery on board the research vessel, Angra Pequena, will be released next month at a private screening in Durban.

The film was produced by WILDOCEANS with Off the Fence, a production company, and documents ground-breaking expeditions on board the vessel. This unique access gives the viewer a window into the world of ocean exploration. The journey focuses on iconic species including the Humpback Whale, the Coelacanth and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark.

From breaching whales to footage from remote cameras more than 100m below the surface, the viewer is treated to a rich variety of imagery that shows the magic of the ocean in a way very few will ever get to experience first-hand.

“We must thank the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP), the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and Off the Fence for making this film possible,” said Producer of ‘Our Oceans’ Lauren van Nijkerk. “It would take an entire day to thank all the cast and crew involved – but a massive blanket thank you must go out to all of them for making a dream of sharing South Africa’s oceans with the world, come true.”

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