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Annotated Videography of CFCC Science-Related DVDs
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  • GC - Oceanography

    GC 11.2 .B54 2002

    Blue Planet : Seas of Life

    4-disc series

    Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon Contents : [v. 1]. Ocean world ; Frozen seas -- [v. 2]. Open ocean ; The deep -- [v. 3]. Seasonal seas ; Coral seas -- [v. 4]. Tidal seas ; Coasts.

    GC 11.2 .G656 2003

    Going with the Flow

    Surface currents transfer water and heat from tropical to polar regions and influence weather, climate, and biological activity in the upper-water region. Using the El Niño phenomenon for illustration, the effects of surface currents on climate are studied

    GC 21 .B5 2004

    Farming the Sea

    Those who fish commercially are trappers at heart, so they say. This program shows that despite that reputation, the fishing industry has made serious efforts to farm fish-- to breed them in captivity and either harvest them under controlled conditions, or release them into the sea for the purpose of replenishing natural stocks.

    GC 21 .D57 2010


    State-of-the-art-underwater shows whale migration, behaviors of the great white shark, and dolphins at play, as well as first-ever images of some elusive deepwater creatures

    GC 21 .S283 2007

    Savage Seas


    4-disc series

    Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and contain 90 percent of life on earth, yet they remain the most treacherous and alien part of our environment. Savage Seas probes the watery phenomena that hold both terror and allure.  Contents : Killer waves -- Rescue -- The Deep -- Killer Storms.

    GC 67 .A98 2007

    Autonomously Operated Vehicles

    (BlackLaser Learning)

    Comprehensive review of currently available AUV technology combined with an introduction of AUV Operations. The program also provides a review of available sensors as well as a look into how the sensors are utilized. The program also covers the advantages of AUVs over deep tow systems and some limitations of AUV operations.

    GC 67 .A986 2007

    Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

    (BlackLaser Learning)

    Provides a review of available sensors as well as a look into how sensors are utilized. The program also covers the advantages of AUVs over deep tow systems and some limitations of AUV operations.

    GC 220.3 .T78 2006

    Tsunami : Killer Wave

    (A&E Network)

    Documents the amazing account of the deadly tsunamis that rocked the Hawaiian shores in 1946 and 1960. Explores how these massive waves form and why forecasting them remains so difficult.

    GC 221.2 .T8 2003


    (History Channel)

    Tsunamis are started by offshore earthquakes, and when they reach shore, the underwater waves turn their speed into height, and can rise 70 feet above the water's surface. See how researchers are working to try to understand these deadly waves.

    GC 228.5 .D43 2003

    Deep Connections

    Examines the formation and fate of deep water masses and storms below the ocean, as well as how density-driven thermohaline circulation plays a role in global heat transfer and in distributing dissolved gases and nutrients. Also looks at how chemical tracers are one method used to study deep water currents.

    GC 231.2 .O34 2004

    Ocean Currents and Winds

    Discusses the ceaseless movement of the Earth's water masses, ranging from barely discernible drifts to surging warm currents, cold upwellings and bottom currents that spread icy waters from pole to pole.

    GC 1552 .P75 B55 2008

    Black Wave : The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez


    Disc contains a 99-min. and a 52-min. version

    In the early hours of March 24th, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil. The incident becomes the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history...For twenty years, Riki Ott and the fisherman of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world's most powerful oil company -- ExxonMobil. They tell us all about the environmental, social, and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever.