In the late 1960s, a TV show launched that people from all walks of life looked forward to watching: a series of 50-minute specials that revealed in colourful detail a world previously off-limits to almost everyone. That series was The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau, an amazing labour of love that strove to document our planet’s rich and fascinating marine life. Volume 1 of this cult TV spectacular features the first 10 episodes over 8 hours of programming that see Captain Cousteau and the crew of his beloved research ship Calypso investigate incredible natural sights such as shark behavior in the Red Sea, the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, breeding turtles on the remote island of Europa and the savage yet touching spawning rituals of the sea arrow squid in the waters off southern California. Featuring the unmistakable voice of The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling as the series narrator, this is a series to cherish for all fans of nature programming, of animals, and of our changing world.
09 April 2012