Imagine you are a marine biologist working in the crystalline, turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Sunlight dances off the rippled, white sand banks. Swimming alongside you are some of the most graceful and extraordinary creatures on earth-- wild dolphins. While few of us will ever have the chance to encounter a dolphin in the wild, audiences will feel like they are participating in exciting research on these magnificent animals when they view Dolphins, a large-format Great Adventure Film from MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of the box-office hit Everest.
From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to thewind-swept seas of Patagonia, Dolphins takes audiences on an underwater adventure with inquisitive Atlantic spotted dolphins, acrobatic dusky dolphins, and the familiar bottlenose dolphin. Viewers will meet a young woman scientist, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, and her two colleagues, mentor Dr. Bernd Würsig and Dr. Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez, as they lead us on an exploration into their fascinating world.
While most of what we know about dolphins comes from studying them in captivity, Dudzinski and her colleagues conduct their research with dolphins in the wild, a far more strenuous, time-consuming, even dangerous endeavor. Employing innovative scientific methods and technology, Kathleen and her colleagues set out to learn more about how dolphins communicate and their foraging and social behaviors. Audiences may be surprised to witness firsthand how scientific progress is made in inches and not miles, and how the slow accumulation of scientific data is passed on, and expanded upon, from one generation of scientists to the next.
Featuring a soundtrack with music from Grammy Award®-winning singer and songwriter Sting, Dolphins will capture the imagination of audiences worldwide who will gain newfound respect for the ocean and the importance of scientific research to its preservation.
Dolphins is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with the National Wildlife Federation, the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, and with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and Museum Film Network.
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