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Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Underwater World for Kids Series

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 world remains unexplored. This fascinating series was produced with all of that in mind, to introduce children and teens to learn as much as they can about the underwater world, its vast marine life, famous ships and shipwrecks, ecosystems and conservation, and even expert tips on scuba diving. Produced by Switch International. Series: 13 x 30-minute programs

List of Titles


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

Episode 1: Sharks, Midget Submarines, 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 Click for more


Episode 2: Cuttlefish, Fairy Penguins, Submersible Car, DPVs

Episode 2: Cuttlefish, Fairy Penguins, Submersible Car, DPVs

Ever wonder what you might find in a shipwreck? In this episode we explore a wreck in Papua New Guinea and find a very interesting creature living in the ship's dark interior, the mollusk known as Cuttlefish. The Fairy Penguin, the world's smallest penguin, is found on Phillip Island in Southern Australia; its habits Click for more


Episode 3: Sipidan, Wild Dolphins, Vanuatu, Shipwreck Diving

Episode 3: Sipidan, Wild Dolphins, Vanuatu, Shipwreck Diving

We visit the underwater world of an island in Malaysia called Sipadan, which is of one of the richest marine habitats in the world; more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species can be seen in this amazing ecosystem; it is also home to the friendly green Hump Head Parrotfish. Making friends with a wild Click for more


Episode 4: Stingray, Abalone, Rediscovering

Episode 4: Stingray, Abalone, Rediscovering "The Titanic"

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 Click for more


Episode 5: Mud Diving, Lagoonarium, A Whale Fall, Divers Communicate

Episode 5: Mud Diving, Lagoonarium, A Whale Fall, Divers Communicate

First up in this episode we check out mud diving; with this type of diving many interesting small sea creatures can be found; this time we find a Pygmy Cuttlefish. We travel to Tahiti to check out a Lagoonarium, basically an outdoor aquarium in which you can swim. A dead whale, referred to as a whale fall, is seen Click for more


Episode 6: Manta Rays, SeaWorld Australia, Bottle Nose Dolphins, Night Diving

Episode 6: Manta Rays, SeaWorld Australia, Bottle Nose Dolphins, Night Diving

The Manta Ray is the largest of the rays and roams throughout all tropical waters of the world, typically around coral reefs. We visit Papua New Guinea to check out a special place for Manta Rays. Next we take a look at a couple of special areas of diving: Enriched Air and Ice Diving. SeaWorld, in Queensland, is Australia's Click for more


Episode 7: Mangroves, Sharks, The Exxon Valdez, Underwater Photography

Episode 7: Mangroves, Sharks, The Exxon Valdez, Underwater Photography

Most divers find the residents of the shallows remarkable and equally as exciting as the larger denizens of the deeper water. Mangrove areas are an important environment, because they act as nurseries for juvenile fish where divers can discover some of the smaller creatures. On an excursion to the Fijian Island, Manor, Click for more


Episode 8: Sea Creatures at Night, Great White Sharks, USS Macon

Episode 8: Sea Creatures at Night, Great White Sharks, USS Macon

This episode explores the wonderful array of smaller sea creatures that emerge at night. The dive explores Slugs, Sea Cucumbers, Juvenile Cuttles and many other interesting fish. The Great White Shark is perhaps the most feared animal in the sea; so we travel to Neptune Island, off the South Australian Coast, to watch Click for more


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

Episode 9: Feeding Creatures, Photographing Sharks, Right 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 Click for more


Episode 10: Lion Fish, Abalone Diving, The Monitor

Episode 10: Lion Fish, Abalone Diving, The Monitor

In this episode we visit Papua New Guinea to check out the Lion Fish; this is another of the diver's favorite critters to observe and photograph; its spines are filled with venom for protection and defense, but like many marine animals it does not readily attack humans. Abalone diving is a combination of diving and Click for more


Episode 11: Batfish, Saving Sharks, Sea Turtles, Regulator

Episode 11: Batfish, Saving Sharks, Sea Turtles, Regulator

The term Batfish is used for many different fishes; it is also occasionally used for species belonging to other families; they are also referred to as Spadefish. All these different names make it hard to identify species as many have many names. Scientists use very long names to catalog species of animals; they are Click for more


Episode 12: Sea Snake, Wild Dolphin, Hammer Head Shark, Diving Tips

Episode 12: Sea Snake, Wild Dolphin, Hammer Head Shark, Diving Tips

In this episode we check out one of the deadliest animals in the world - the Sea Snake. On land most snakes try to hide, but not the Sea Snake; they actually like humans and will approach them. The Dolphin is adored by almost everyone; so we visit them in their natural waters in Port Phillip, Australia. These dolphins Click for more


Episode 13: Aquariums, Preserving Coral Reefs, Buoyancy

Episode 13: Aquariums, Preserving Coral Reefs, Buoyancy

Aquariums are a great place to learn more about ocean dwellers and the ocean in general, but don't think of Aquariums as just a place to see underwater critters; many of these organizations also carry out research which helps us understand the animals much better. Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is one such special Click for more





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