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NOVA; Swimming With Whales


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Swimming With Whales
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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In the summer of 1989, a boatload of whale specialists set sail around Canada's Vancouver Island. Each scientist was an expert in a different branch of whale studies; their mission was to document the status of the great marine mammals. This film includes spectacular footage of whales migrating, breaching, feeding, and - in a dramatic sequence never before captured on film - scuffling with a young seal. Gregory Peck narrates



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Chicago: “NOVA; Swimming With Whales,” 01/11/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0635BDA508DC45D98B6D5E4E8D718F67.
MLA: “NOVA; Swimming With Whales.” 01/11/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0635BDA508DC45D98B6D5E4E8D718F67>.
APA: NOVA; Swimming With Whales. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0635BDA508DC45D98B6D5E4E8D718F67
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