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    http://gallery.me.com/gsparg#100000

    Click the above link to be treated to a video a diver acquantance of mine shot off of Africa in the Indian Ocean. This chic is crazy (kinda cute too). I took a freediving class that she was in. She teaches diving courses to trainers at Pro Dive in Ft. Lauderdale and is a helluva SCUBA diver (obviously).

    Anyways, it blows away anything you've seen on TV. I'm pretty sure it's the only vid. of sharks (all different kinds), dolphins, seals, gammets (birds), whales, divers, and the unlucky sardines all in one place.

    She filmed it by first flying high above in an ultralight, locating the sardine run, and then reporting to the boats to load up. They all got in and away they went. By the time they'd gotten to the bait-ball it'd been pretty well tore up, but still plenty of meat left for the pickens.

    enjoy!

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing it.



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      That was awesome. Love the part where the whale just comes out of nowhere.

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        OMG! That's absolutely awesome. Wow.
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          very cool, thanks for sharing



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            I will be going for my PADI open water certification on 8/7 in San Carlos MX. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of adventures that will bring. Great video thanks for sharing!!
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              I threw it up at reddit:

              http://www.reddit.com/comments/6t9w8..._Indian_Ocean/
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              • #8
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                Too bad it's only for QT. I wouldn't let that thing touch my HD with a ten-foot pole. Any other way to view?
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                  I'm in the same boat: I don't use QT or iCrap.

                  Youtube version?
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                  • #10
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                    I dont understand why you guys wouldnt use QT. Theres a plugin built into firefox. Plus, with the quality on this, you really dont want to view it fullscreen.

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                      I've been burned by QT in the past, as I have with the Real player. They've hosed my system before, and I'm a bit gun-shy at installing it again. QT has gotten a lot better, but I can certainly understand resistance at exposing oneself to that risk again.
                      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                      • #12
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                        That was the most amazing video Ive seen in a long time. Imagine seeing all those species in one place on a dive! The sharks and dolphins alone would be amazing! But the seals, the whale...the birds and fish...crazy.

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                          I can't watch it either, any chance of going on youtube?

                          The one with the whales, birds, sharks and everything? Infact it has been on TV. Sounds funnily similar...

                          "The Blue Planet is a BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the UK from 12 September 2001.

                          Described as "the first ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world's oceans",[1] each of the eight 50-minute episodes examines a different aspect of marine life. The underwater photography included creatures and behaviour that had previously never been filmed...

                          The series was produced in conjunction with the Discovery Channel. The executive producer was Alastair Fothergill and the music was composed by George Fenton...

                          The series took almost five years to make, involving nearly 200 filming locations...

                          Near the coast of Natal in South Africa, the team spent two seasons attempting to film the annual sardine run, a huge congregation of predators such as sharks and dolphins that assembles to feast on the migrating fish by corralling them into 'bait balls'.

                          Episodes
                          1. "The Blue Planet"
                          Broadcast 12 September 2001, the first episode looks at how ocean life is regulated around the globe by currents and the varying position of the sun. Near a Pacific seamount, there is a large concentration of marine animals because when the current makes contact with the submerged rock, it forces upwards plankton and other organisms. This in turn attracts other fish to the area that are higher up the food chain, like tuna, and those that are higher still, such as silky sharks. Off South Africa, a similar situation occurs every June when sardines migrate and are pursued by a caravan of various predators. This episode won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming". George Fenton's work in this episode won another Emmy for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)."

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Planet


                          The Bait Ball Scene

                          Alternatively, try out the BBC's Deep Blue, which uses the same photography (and hence included) without the main man himself though, Attenborough, and alot more music and less biology. It is, less quality and more in line with modern day wildlife programmes in its 'euphoric nature'.

                          However here below is Deep Blue that includes the bait ball scene, because as said, it uses the same footage, although it looks edited in comparison to the Blue Planet. It is certainly less descriptive. In the Blue Planet, Attenborough describes what is happening, in his biology way. The Deep Blue is by no means better. But here is the Bait Ball scene first aired on that masterpiece, The Blue Planet. It is near the end of the first and finishes with the whale in the second right at the begining. For those who watched the video posted I highly recommend you watch this..

                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xinHyne7SYg[/media]

                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzhXMse-Hoc&feature=related[/media]

                          If you want quality though, would highly recommend The Blue Planet. It is the masterpiece Deep Blue cannot take away from nor contend with - although it uses the same clips, as said. This is The Blue Planet and what is more you get Biology from Attenborough himself, so it is top quality and up to date and even leading in its field with new ideas. Here is part of the BBC description of this scene in the Blue Planet..

                          "Every summer on the eastern coast of South Africa, a living black 'slick' of millions of sardines is whipped up by the coastal currents. It attracts thousands of cape gannets, hundreds of bronze whaler sharks and thousands of common dolphins. As the predators gorge, the dolphins work together and release walls of air bubbles that corral the sardines into tight bait-balls for an easy catch. A Bryde's whale appears and polishes off the feast. "

                          This and the BBC's description of the programme series can be found on:

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programmes/tv/blueplanet/

                          And the bait ball scene is shown in programme one: Introduction:

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programm...ogramme1.shtml

                          Some clips from the series:

                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFh7-rFaqFk[/media]

                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBX7zRg2els[/media]

                          Other sites:
                          Charles Maxwell is an underwater videographer with over 15 years experience. He was the winner of the 2002 Primetime Emmy award for his outstanding cinematography on the 2002 Sardine Run, filmed for the BBC/Discovery Channel's, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life.

                          http://www.sardinerun.com/gallery/default.asp

                          One of the Blue Planet programmes, about the deep:

                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Er4dpUfrM[/media]

                          And something nice. But it does show the camera footage and the picture quality.
                          [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTSzhN3Nhng&watch_response[/media]

                          But yeah, it's been done.. by the BBC/Discovery - and David Attenborough.
                          Last edited by Taip3n; 07-25-2008, 05:28 PM. Reason: Found the Bait ball scene that Attenborough made and is found in The Blue Planet, or its lesser hybrid the Deep Blue

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