Desert Seas Film Reveals Red Sea Mysteries

MarineLink.com
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Annulated sea-snake: Photo credit ARAMCO

Saudi Aramco’s Media Productions Division teamed up with British documentary makers Icon Films to produce 'Desert Seas', and as a result millions of viewers around the globe are able, for the first time, to see up close one of the richest and most enchanting marine environments anywhere on the planet.

As it weaves its way through the reefs in the underwater world of the Red Sea, the 2-meter long annulated sea snake possessing seven times the killing power of a rattlesnake is not a creature you would want to meet in a hurry. He’s looking for his next meal.

Not many people have seen or heard of this venomous creature, say Saudi Armco's team, and that’s because the exotic marine life that dwells under the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia have remained largely hidden from prying eyes for years. For centuries, only a select few have had the opportunity to observe the subsurface existence that flourishes under the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf — but not anymore.

 

Icon Films crews were given unrestricted access to the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea thanks to Saudi Aramco. By working in close coordination with the relevant government authorities, Saudi Aramco was able to secure filming access for Icon and its expert camera team.

'Desert Seas' is a 60 minute production narrated by Sir David Attenborough that has captivated viewers as it reveals a hidden side to the Kingdom and Saudi Arabia’s unique marine environment is getting the global audience it deserves.

To view the movie visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7667jwwX00&feature=c4-overview&list=UUsMpjOUqn7pExBdJpaHCeMg

 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Scrap Metal Exporter Pens Terminal Agreement

Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal LLC (PCST), a bulk ferrous scrap exporter, has signed a lease with the Canaveral Port Authority to operate a terminal in the north cargo area at Port Canaveral.

ASNE to Host Launch & Recovery Symposium

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) announced that registration has opened for its Launch and Recovery Symposium 2014: Launch and Recovery of Manned

MN 100: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

13980 Shell Belt Road Bayou La Batre, AL 36509 E-mail: trshort@horizonshipbuilding.com Website: www.horizonshipbuilding.com President and General Manager: Travis R.

Marine Science

BMT WBM to Showcase TUFLOW at World Bank Seminar

BMT WBM ( (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international engineering and risk management consultancy, is delighted to announce that it will be presenting

RWE Dea Helps Cleveland Juniors Reach Goals

Yesterday, a new club house for the Cleveland Juniors Football Club in Middlesbrough in northern England was officially opened. With support from RWE Dea, the

DNV GL & MMGI Take Global Risk Identification Initiative

The partners inform that a new global initiative launched by DNV GL and Monday Morning Global Institute (MMGI) aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of global risks.

Ocean Observation

BMT WBM to Showcase TUFLOW at World Bank Seminar

BMT WBM ( (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international engineering and risk management consultancy, is delighted to announce that it will be presenting

Rosneft Restores Meteorological Observations System in Kara Sea

As part of a large-scale summer Arctic research expedition "Kara-Summer - 2014" a meteorological station was installed that meets the latest modern requirements for such equipment,

Schlumberger Launches First Photorealistic Reservoir Geology Service

Schlumberger today launched the Quanta Geo* photorealistic reservoir geology service at the Offshore Northern Seas Annual Conference and Exhibition. The new

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2845 sec (4 req/sec)