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Nomads of the Ocean


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Amfibia Inc.
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2003
Available in French: No

Marine turtles have no nationality; they are true nomads of the ocean. Born on a beach in one country, they travel to feeding and mating grounds thousands of kilometres away before returning to their birthplace to lay eggs many years later. Their years of travel make them particularly vulnerable. This requires all countries to take responsibility for their survival. Nomads of the Ocean examines efforts in Barbados, Bermuda and Qatar to protect marine turtles. These countries are a new voice in examining turtle biology both on land during nesting seasons and in the water where they spend most of their lives. This documentary sensitizes viewers to the issues affecting these fragile creatures, such as habitat destruction, hazardous marine waste and dedicating areas as natural protected reserves. Nomads of the Ocean reveals how conservation of turtles in Barbados, Bermuda and Qatar is successfully increasing the potential survival of these species.