Wild Films ~ Hot Tuna
A film by Rick Rosenthal
This is the story of the tuna, one of the fastest, most powerful and most intelligent fishes in the sea. It’s also the most highly prized, worth more than its weight in silver, and is being fished to the brink of extinction.
WINNER! Save Our Seas Award at the 2013 International Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the largest, fastest, most prized fish in the sea, is now being fished to the brink of extinction. Revealing the secrets of this legendary, warm-blooded animal, this film seeks to find the tuna’s place in the vast marine ecosystem. Marine biologist and wildlife cameraman Rick Rosenthal’s passion for bluefin was sparked years ago when he witnessed an extraordinary underwater spectacle in the pristine blue waters of the Azores: large numbers of dolphins, seabirds and tunas working together in a ferocious three-dimensional attack. But today the waters of the Azores are quiet. What’s become of the bluefin and their feeding frenzies? Venturing across the north Atlantic, up the restless Gulf Stream, and to the depths of the tuna’s sprawling range, Rosenthal spends 13 years in pursuit of the bluefin.
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Run time: 1 hour
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.