Wild Films ~ Hunting the Ice Whales
A film by Max Quinn
Follow a team of marine mammal researchers as they battle horrendous conditions to implant satellite tags and retrieve whale biopsies to gather unprecedented data on these great leviathans.
WINNER! Best Film Made for Television at the 2013 International Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
Hunting the Ice Whales is the remarkable story of the 2010 Antarctic Whale Expedition which set out to prove it's possible to undertake Antarctic whale research totally using non-lethal techniques. The expedition is a dynamic roller coaster ride through the turbulent Southern Ocean with an intrepid team, led by top marine mammal researcher Nick Gales, tackling the most horrendous conditions imaginable to implant satellite tags and retrieve whale biopsies. In the short window of opportunity open to them, the crack team track the whales' feeding habits in the Antarctic environment and gather unprecedented data on where these great leviathans feed during the Antarctic summer, doubling their body weight.
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Run time: 51 min.
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.