Victoria residents get first glimpse via ShawTV
Over a year in the making, Ocean Alive! is a new television show featuring the latest ocean technology and research to help us all better understand the mysterious world beneath the surface of the ocean. Victoria BC will play host to its premiere on Shaw TV over the April 19-21 long weekend.
Produced by Ocean Networks Canada, with award-winning local production house Race Rocks 3D, the 25-minute magazine-style TV show features over fifteen experts and researchers from the University of Victoria and beyond. Some of these well-known faces include Richard Thomson (U Vic) John Clague (SFU), Teron Moore (Emergency Management BC) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium). Ocean Networks Canada is well-represented by Richard Dewey, Steve Mihály, Tom Dakin, Scott McLean, Kim Juniper and Kate Moran.
Ocean Alive! host Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, a visiting scientist at ONC, shares some of the most exciting research taking place in the northeast Pacific Ocean and Salish Sea—up to 300 kilometres off shore and 3000 metres deep—through the unique undersea portal provided by the NEPTUNE and VENUS ocean observatories.
In the pilot episode of Ocean Alive! researchers introduce us to exotic black smokers rising from the mid-ocean ridge, describe how earthquakes and tsunamis impact our western coastline and explain how human-caused noise could be affecting many animals who live in the seas—especially whales. In the closing segment, Kate Moran shares how this advanced observatory technology is being used to make BC’s coast the “smartest” on the planet.
“Ocean Alive! allows everyone to plunge into the deepest depths of the sea to discover the ocean so that we can all better understand the planet.”
~ Kate Moran, President and CEO, Ocean Networks Canada.
Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, thanks Shaw Communications for supporting ocean literacy and world-leading ocean observing technology.
For viewing outside the Victoria region, Ocean Alive! will be available April 22 at: http://www.oceannetworks.ca/learning/ocean-alive
Ocean Alive! is now available for viewing via our YouTube Channel:
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Leslie Elliott, Ocean Networks Canada Communications and Marketing Manager