WGBH Openvault

NOVA; Sea Behind the Dunes, The


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Sea Behind the Dunes, The
Program Number


Series Description

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

Program Description

One year in the intricate life of a coastal lagoon unfolds in an hour's time when NOVA documents the fragile tidal ecosystem which supports the entire ocean as demonstrated in the Cape Cod salt water bay ecological balance.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “NOVA; Sea Behind the Dunes, The,” 10/14/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22CA0A33A77043AB840D90CC1CBDE1A9.
MLA: “NOVA; Sea Behind the Dunes, The.” 10/14/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22CA0A33A77043AB840D90CC1CBDE1A9>.
APA: NOVA; Sea Behind the Dunes, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22CA0A33A77043AB840D90CC1CBDE1A9
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.