A trumpet fish hitches a ride on a coral trout in one of the strange undersea partnerships existing near the Great Barrier Reef. Also seen: goby fish and prawns, and the blue crab's parasite house guests. Leonard Nimoy is the program narrator.
The life cycle of pelicans is filmed by Ben and Eva Cropp in northern Australia. Included: how the birds court and mate; and how the chicks learn to fly and fish. Other wildlife seen includes dolphins, crocodiles, whales and snakes. Narrator: Leonard Nimoy.
This program on a great marine food chain shows coral polyps being ingested by a starfish, who's attacked by a Triton conch; and a shark preying on an octopus. Other sea life filmed by Ben and Eva Cropp: barracudas, sawfishes and sea snakes. Leonard Nimoy is the narrator.
The intelligence and communicative skills of dolphins are stressed in film footage shot by photographers Ben and Eva Cropp showing the capture and training of a dolphin for Australia's Marineland. Also: the mammal's use of sonar for finding food; the birth of a porpoise; and comparisons between dolphins and other sea mammals such as seals and killer whales. Narrator: Leonard Nimoy.
In this exploration of cays and reefs off Australia, marine photographer Ben Cropp films giant turtles as they mate, lay eggs and return from beaches to the sea. Also shown: sharks attacking divers, who are observing the creatures' feeding frenzy. Leonard Nimoy narrates.
Animals that inhabit a mangrove swamp in Australia, including giant sea turtles, saltwater crocodiles, mud crabs and jellyfish, are spotlighted by photographers Eva and Ben Cropp. Leonard Nimoy narrates.
Ben Cropp and his diving team explore the waters off Australia's Great Barrier Reef by night and find marine life including sharks, squid, plankton, a giant turtle, crabs, stingrays, sea snakes and slugs, and many kinds of fish. Host: Leonard Nimoy.
Leonard Nimoy narrates this underwater expedition to find ships sunk over centuries off Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Among the booty: cannons from a ship sunk in 1803, and Spanish coins from an earlier wreckage. Also shown: the search for relics from a Dutch East India ship sunk in 1629. Heading up the probe: photographers Ben and Eva Cropp.
This program on sharks filmed at the Great Barrier Reef contains underwater footage chronicling a nighttime scuba dive and experiments to determine how sharks are attracted to their victims. Other segments include descriptions of shark attacks, and a look at defenses against them, such as spearhead guns and netted beaches. Leonard Nimoy is the program narrator.
Ben Cropp explores sunken ships in off-island waters near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Leonard Nimoy narrates divers' film of underwater ruins and their encounters with marine life including sharks, cod, dolphins, stingrays, moray eels and many kinds of fish.
Ben and Eva Cropp film sea snakes, poisonous, air-breathing marine animals ranging from six inches to eight feet in length, underwater at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. They observe communicative signals employed by the creatures, watch two snakes engaging in a mating ritual, examine weaponless methods of discouraging attacks by serpents on divers, and encounter sharks during a nighttime expedition. Leonard Nimoy is the host.