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|Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures Sea Ghosts and Call of the Killer Whale|
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
In Sea Ghosts, Jean-Michel Cousteau travels to the high Arctic to discover why some beluga groups are thriving and others are disappearing. In Killer Whales, Cousteau and his team of oceanauts travel to both the northern a... more »
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Naomi B. (Tripleguess)
Reviewed on 6/5/2011...
As is often the case with nature documentaries, these episodes contain a disappointingly small ratio of whale footage and factage to narrative blah. The most interesting (but by no means the only!) filler footage is that of a photographer stumbling into the nesting territory of an angry mother seabird.
Of course the environment is important, but once in a while I would like to sit back and just enjoy learning about an animal without being subjected to the obligatory global warming sermon. I recycle as much as I can, okay?
Another boring aside is the debate as to whether native hunters should be allowed to further deplete already endangered populations. This takes up far more of the episodes than any of the whale footage. I fast forwarded. I think it's hypocritical for anyone to value their culture over the survival of an entire species. People can adapt; belugas can't.
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A Landmark Documentary
Paul Mayer | Maine | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We watched CALL OF THE KILLER WHALES on Public Television. It has the usual stunningly beautiful Cousteau photography. Although we constantly strive to be aware of environmental issues, the second half of the film had compelling new data and illustrations of the sorry state of our oceans and what that means to each of us. We ordered copies for each of our adult children. This film should be required viewing for every person on earth."