Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Underwater World for Kids Series

Oceans are incredible and incredibly important! They cover 71% of the Earth's surface and contain 97% of our planet's water; they play a vital role in climate and weather; they are key to transportation and recreation, and they certainly may hold cures to many diseases, especially since more than 95% of the underwater Click for more

Episode 1: Sharks, Midget Submarines, Dolphins, Scuba Diving

Episode  1: Sharks, Midget Subs, Dolphins, Scuba Diving

We explore the Tahitian Island, Rangiora, where the Silver Tip Shark is watched by divers from all over the world; the divers enjoy the positive experience of feeding the Silver Tip and Grey Reef Sharks. The Japanese midget submarine was the first vessel sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941; it was discovered in 2002 using the Pisces IV and Pisces V, two deep-diving submersibles operated by the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory or HURL; these vehicles allow scientists to observe the deep sea through multiple view ports. Tangalooma Island lies 35 miles from Brisbane, Australia; tourists flock to the island to witness a pod of 8 Bottle Nose Dolphins that appear nightly to be fed by the resort patrons; this is a hand-feeding exercise where the dolphins thrive on human companionship. Lastly, we show some tips on scuba diving for kids with the PADI Seal team. 2013 IJS 30 min.

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