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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 4: Stingray, Abalone, Rediscovering "The Titanic"

Episode  4: Stingray, Abalone, Rediscovering

In this episode we take a close look at a Blue Spotted Stingray in its underwater habitat; we are shown the interesting features of the stingray searching for food through sense of smell and electro-receptors, and being cleaned by shrimp in "cleaning stations." Abalone is one of world's most expensive sea foods and we investigate how Abalone divers harvest the shellfish and protect this fragile resource. Melbourne, Australia, is known as the Abalone capital of the world and Australian diving pioneer, Fred Glassbrenner, explains the technique of Abalone harvesting. The most famous ship and shipwreck in the world is The Titanic; following the journey of the ill-fated ship to the discovery of the shipwreck in 1985, The Titanic became a focus worldwide. Scientists have used deep-sea submersibles and remote-controlled underwater robots to retrieve photos and artifacts of the wreckage; over 5,500 artifacts are now displayed in exhibitions and museums around the world. The Titanic is certainly an important piece of maritime history. 2013 IJS 30 min.

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