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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 9: Feeding Creatures, Photographing Sharks, Right Whales, Wetsuits

Episode  9: Feeding Creatures, Sharks, Whales, Wetsuits

Diving in Palau, the crystal waters invite divers to venture out and among the inhabitants of the various reefs offshore. Scuba diving operators pack "picnics" for the abundant sea creatures, but remain responsible in the limit and size of the feed, assuring no negative impacts on these precious environments. Robert Torrelli is an experienced underwater cameraman, and in search of the ultimate shark photograph he takes us to the remote Coral Sea, off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; the dive attracts the Reef Shark, the White Tip Reef Shark and an Oceanic White Tip shark. We also learn some interesting facts about the Tiger Shark and question its reputation as a man-eater. The rarest of whales is the Right Whale and we show why humans have made life hard for this gentle giant. The PADI Seal team studies the reason for wearing wetsuits underwater. 2013 IJSA 30 min.

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