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Ground-Breaking Documentary Film Highlights The Collaboration Of Science And Tourism In Antarctica And The World’s Oceans

June 16, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

  One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) and the work of internationally renowned marine ecologist Dr. Ari Friedlaender feature in the recently launched documentary ‘Map to Paradise’ by Australian based production company, Bluebottle Films, which premiered in Monaco this week.

The feature film length documentary, was released at the Oceanographic Institute in Monaco on June 7th.

The film portrays a collection of character-driven stories that convey the quest of individuals, communities and nations as they strive to protect the last sensitive eco-systems left on Earth. The documentary focuses on the work of Dr. Ari Friedlaender among other prominent researchers. Viewers learn of the ground-breaking whale tagging research project in Antarctica which takes place aboard OOE’s vessels.

Each year, Dr.Friedlaender and his team from California Ocean Alliance (COA) travel to Antarctica with OOE to research and track the behaviour of marine mammals, including humpback and minke whales.
COA is conducting marine-based scientific research to improve our understanding of the critical habits and behaviour of whales. Outcomes lead directly to establishing sound policy decisions that safeguard the oceans and allow marine mammals to thrive.

One Ocean Expeditions’ General Manager, Catherine Lawton, was at the premiere, and said “One Ocean Expeditions invests a great deal into protecting the fragile ecosystems we visit. It was an incredible honour to see our dedication to scientific research captured in such a moving and inspiring way”.

OOE is the industry leader in supporting nationally recognized science programs and is committed to ocean and environmental health. Over the last decade the company has established long-term, research partnerships with universities and nationally accredited scientific organizations, providing over 120 days per vessel per year, to carefully selected partners.

“Being involved in this film allows us to share and promote our science with an extremely broad and diverse audience. To have the opportunity to represent One Ocean Expeditions and conduct our science aboard their ships, whilst sharing our findings with expedition passengers, is more than I could ever have imagined possible. One Ocean Expeditions truly leads by example and they are showing their commitment to conserving and protecting ocean ecosystems around the world.” says Dr. Ari Friedlaender.

Guests have the unique opportunity to travel alongside scientists from COA on a number of select Antarctic voyages, such as Marine Mammals voyage (March 3 – 13, 2019March 23 – April 2, 2019).
Prices start from from US$8,695.00 in triple shared cabin and from US$10,795.00 pp in twin cabin.

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