Birthplace Of The Giants
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Birthplace Of The Giants

Nat Geo Wild June 7, 2015

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Two Australian marine biologists are on an epic scientific expedition in Western Australia's stunning Kimberley region to capture the birth of a Humpback Whale calf on camera ...

Two Australian marine biologists are on an epic scientific expedition in Western Australia's stunning Kimberley region to capture the birth of a Humpback Whale calf on camera for the very first time.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Sharks Of The Red Sea

SBS October 3, 2010

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Over-fishing by the Yemenite shark fishermen of the Red Sea is taking its toll, and the shark population is starting to dwindle, a harsh reality for fishermen like Said who ...

Over-fishing by the Yemenite shark fishermen of the Red Sea is taking its toll, and the shark population is starting to dwindle, a harsh reality for fishermen like Said who are among the poorest in the country.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: A Wall On The Sea

SBS September 5, 2010

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The construction of the longest seawall in the world, Saemangeum in South Korea, has disrupted the lives of fishermen in the fishing community of Kewado, which was once known ...

The construction of the longest seawall in the world, Saemangeum in South Korea, has disrupted the lives of fishermen in the fishing community of Kewado, which was once known as the shell food capital of South Korea.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Nunavut - The New El Dorado

SBS February 13, 2011

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Nunavut, in the Canadian Far North, is home to many treasures: gold, iron, diamond and uranium. As logistics and transport become easier, the attraction for industrial and ...

Nunavut, in the Canadian Far North, is home to many treasures: gold, iron, diamond and uranium. As logistics and transport become easier, the attraction for industrial and mining corporations to prospect and exploit becomes stronger. A new El Dorado is emerging in the small towns in the area, pushing up the cost of living, often at the expense of the local Inuit community.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Date With The Dragon

SBS April 3, 2011

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The Qiantang tidal river wave in China is the world's largest tidal bore. For 2000 years it has been a source of wonder and fear for the riverside residents and the many ...

The Qiantang tidal river wave in China is the world's largest tidal bore. For 2000 years it has been a source of wonder and fear for the riverside residents and the many visitors who attend the yearly Tide Watching Festival in Haining. Some of them take great risks to see the wave, unaware that the bore can be very dangerous and has claimed lives in the past.

Thalassa
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Thalassa: Ushuaia - The World's End

SBS October 24, 2010

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Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, and is known as the 'world's end', as it is the southernmost city in the world. Due to its attractive tax ...

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, and is known as the 'world's end', as it is the southernmost city in the world. Due to its attractive tax laws, many factories have chosen to relocate in Ushuaia, along with their workers and families, but there is now a shortage of accommodation, which means rents are very high.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Toy Boats

SBS October 31, 2010

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In 2007, the French National Maritime Museum in Paris held a unique exhibition of toy boats, some 150 years old; Tutus to Sydney - When the Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney ...

In 2007, the French National Maritime Museum in Paris held a unique exhibition of toy boats, some 150 years old; Tutus to Sydney - When the Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney in 2007 for the first time in its history, eight containers with sets, props, costumes and other equipment sailed ahead of the dancers.

Thalassa
21:20

Thalassa: Widening The Panama Canal

SBS March 21, 2010

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A huge construction project is under way to widen the Panama Canal which is close to suffocating with the growth of global sea traffic.

A huge construction project is under way to widen the Panama Canal which is close to suffocating with the growth of global sea traffic.

Thalassa
24:58

Thalassa: Sounding The Depths

SBS March 28, 2010

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A French scientific mission in the Mediterranean explores two important deep underwater sites.

A French scientific mission in the Mediterranean explores two important deep underwater sites.

Thalassa
24:54

Thalassa: The Empire Of Pearls

SBS April 4, 2010

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Ninety five per cent of the world's pearls are born in China, which supplies almost all the pearl growing nuclei to pearl farms around the world. This episode takes us to ...

Ninety five per cent of the world's pearls are born in China, which supplies almost all the pearl growing nuclei to pearl farms around the world. This episode takes us to China and Polynesia, where Chinese pearl technicians are in great demand.

Thalassa
24:03

Thalassa: Montenegro Reborn

SBS February 7, 2010

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Looks at how large-scale tourism development is transforming Montenegro's Bay of Kotor.

Looks at how large-scale tourism development is transforming Montenegro's Bay of Kotor.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Sand Thieves

SBS February 27, 2011

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Cape Verde is an small archipelago off the shores of western Africa and for the last 30 years beach sand has been a commodity. The island of Sal is a tourist destination and ...

Cape Verde is an small archipelago off the shores of western Africa and for the last 30 years beach sand has been a commodity. The island of Sal is a tourist destination and the construction of resorts has led to further destruction of local beaches.

Thalassa
23:12

Thalassa: The Curse Of K-19/Stationary Mobile Homes

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 24, 2011

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Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 had a series of lethal accidents in the 1960s and 1970s. Plus, the Atlantic island of Oleron, in the southwest of France, has seen its land taken ...

Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 had a series of lethal accidents in the 1960s and 1970s. Plus, the Atlantic island of Oleron, in the southwest of France, has seen its land taken over by mobile homes.

Thalassa
20:10

Thalassa: Salvador De Bahia

SBS March 6, 2011

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A tour of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, where we mingle with black and white cultures, listen to Brazilian reggae and bossa nova singer Mariella Santiago, and watch young men ...

A tour of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, where we mingle with black and white cultures, listen to Brazilian reggae and bossa nova singer Mariella Santiago, and watch young men dancing La Capoiera. Later, a visit to the mountains to buy uncut emeralds at the best prices.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Destination Somalia

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 13, 2011

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Somalia has plunged into chaos since civil war broke out in 1991. With the collapse of civil society, people survive mostly through humanitarian aid. Ships chartered by the ...

Somalia has plunged into chaos since civil war broke out in 1991. With the collapse of civil society, people survive mostly through humanitarian aid. Ships chartered by the World Food Program sail through pirate-infested waters from Mombassa, Kenya, to Marka in Somalia, to deliver desperately needed food.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Requiem For The Bluefin Tuna

SBS June 5, 2011

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The bluefin tuna is perhaps the most endangered fish in the ocean. It is heavily fished and the international passion for sushi and sashimi could put an end to this giant of ...

The bluefin tuna is perhaps the most endangered fish in the ocean. It is heavily fished and the international passion for sushi and sashimi could put an end to this giant of the sea. Some countries are slowly realising the risk of the current fishing practices and are finally willing to implement regulations in order to preserve the species.

Thalassa
24:43

Thalassa: Favignana - The Prison Island

SBS November 22, 2009

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Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; ...

Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; and Stromboli - Going off the Deep End - Located in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, the Stromboli volcano rises 924m above sea-level. About 350 people live permanently on this stretch of land that vibrates and explodes every day.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Kerkennah Islands

SBS November 29, 2009

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Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.

Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.