Thalassa
24:54

Thalassa: Crisis In The Carteret Islands

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 18, 2010

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The residents of the low-lying Carteret Islands have the sad claim to be the planet's first climate change refugees; and Menorca: The Preserved Island - In 1993 UNESCO ...

The residents of the low-lying Carteret Islands have the sad claim to be the planet's first climate change refugees; and Menorca: The Preserved Island - In 1993 UNESCO declared the Balearic island of Menorca a Biosphere Reserve thanks to its people's collective effort to preserve its unique environment.

Thalassa
23:44

Thalassa: The Maori And The Sea

SBS October 17, 2010

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For the last 30 years, Chief Tipene O'Regan, a man of both Maori and Irish ancestry, has had only one obsession: the return of Maori fishing rights and access to the resources ...

For the last 30 years, Chief Tipene O'Regan, a man of both Maori and Irish ancestry, has had only one obsession: the return of Maori fishing rights and access to the resources of the sea. Currently, the commercial empire of the Maori represents about half of New Zealand's fishing industry and aquaculture.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Russian Icebreaker

SBS November 21, 2010

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Nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach keeps Russia's northernmost sea route navigational even during the harshest months of the Arctic winter, maintaining the shortest route ...

Nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach keeps Russia's northernmost sea route navigational even during the harshest months of the Arctic winter, maintaining the shortest route between northern Europe's busy harbours and those of Asia. The reactor produces enough energy to keep the ship running non-stop for four years without refuelling. A legacy of the old USSR, the icebreaker's days may be numbered.

Thalassa
20:06

Thalassa: Russia Claims The North Pole

SBS May 29, 2011

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Russia has conducted many expeditions to the North Pole since 1937 and it is now laying claim to the Pole's territorial waters. The Arctic Ocean has many oil and gas deposits ...

Russia has conducted many expeditions to the North Pole since 1937 and it is now laying claim to the Pole's territorial waters. The Arctic Ocean has many oil and gas deposits but the price of oil has dropped so much that it has put a dent in Russia's ambitions.

Thalassa
20:26

Thalassa: On Location In Savannah

SBS May 8, 2011

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Since 1994, the busy port of Savannah, Georgia, has opened up to international tourism. After John Berendt's best-seller 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' was released ...

Since 1994, the busy port of Savannah, Georgia, has opened up to international tourism. After John Berendt's best-seller 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' was released and subsequently adapted to the screen by Clint Eastwood, seven million visitors have flocked to the city to visit the murder house and other landmarks depicted in the book.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Burmese Bird's Nests

SBS December 19, 2010

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Swiftlet nests are considered one of the most refined delicacies in Asian cuisine as they are the key ingredient for bird's nest soup. Mali Island belongs to the Burmese Army ...

Swiftlet nests are considered one of the most refined delicacies in Asian cuisine as they are the key ingredient for bird's nest soup. Mali Island belongs to the Burmese Army which runs the local swiftlet nests trade. In season, for about six months, 20 or so men set out to collect the valuable nests. But swiftlets make their nests very high up the many caves of the island, and nest collection is a dangerous albeit profitable occupation.

Thalassa
24:58

Thalassa: Hong Kong's Marine Police

SBS February 21, 2010

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Looks at Hong Kong's elite Marine Police who patrol the 253 islands that form the Hong Kong archipelago.

Looks at Hong Kong's elite Marine Police who patrol the 253 islands that form the Hong Kong archipelago.

Thalassa
20:55

Thalassa: Shadow Workers

SBS January 24, 2010

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Like all foreigners who try their luck in Dubai, the city's 500,000 construction workers are lured to Dubai by the prospect of quick money. But working conditions are ...

Like all foreigners who try their luck in Dubai, the city's 500,000 construction workers are lured to Dubai by the prospect of quick money. But working conditions are appalling, with low wages, rundown and overcrowded housing, and myriad occupational hazards. Yet Dubai's economic boom depends on its 'shadow workers' from countries like India, Pakistan and China.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Challenging The Rising Waters/Italy's Prison Islands

SBS December 12, 2010

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A third of Holland is below sea level, so the Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate change.

A third of Holland is below sea level, so the Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate change.

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
24:34

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.