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Rated NR · 40 minutes · 2001

Documentary

What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? What drives the strong currents that make this ocean so unusually rich in nutrients? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. Glide side-by-side with a graceful giant manta ray as it arches and swoops through water sparkling under the hot Baja California sun. Witness the pageant of migrating whales, the elaborate tango of courting terns, the battles of lumbering elephant seals. Fly over sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains, vast deserts, palm oases, and mangrove swamps hen plunge into astonishing underwater sequences of rarely seen marine life In the making of this extraordinary film, a team of gifted and dedicated scientists explored unknown territories, sometimes at great personal risk. They trekked, flew, and dove to unveil intriguing secrets of isolated areas on land, in the air, and beneath the sea. Now audiences who would never otherwise see these remote wildernesses can experience their captivating beauty and elusive wildlife.

Director: Soames Summerhays
Writer: Michael Parfit
Producer: Soames Summerhays and Michael W Hager
Cast: Exequiel Ezcurra, Mercedes Guererro, Iliana Ortega, Enriqueta Velarde and Jose Francisco Pachico Mayoral

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