The Last Ocean

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With stunning footage of Antarctica’s unique landscapes and wild life, The Last Ocean profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the Ross Sea, the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth.

The Ross Sea is a vast, icy landscape that teems with life — whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. This ‘living laboratory’ is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature still prevails, largely untouched by humans. But an international fishing fleet has recently made its way to the Ross Sea, targeting the highly lucrative Antarctic Toothfish, sold as Chilean Sea Bass around the world.

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The-Last-Ocean-202x300With stunning footage of Antarctica’s unique landscapes and wild life, The Last Ocean profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the Ross Sea, the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth.

The Ross Sea is a vast, icy landscape that teems with life — whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. This ‘living laboratory’ is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature still prevails, largely untouched by humans. But an international fishing fleet has recently made its way to the Ross Sea, targeting the highly lucrative Antarctic Toothfish, sold as Chilean Sea Bass around the world.

Californian ecologist Dr. David Ainley has studied the Ross Sea’s unique ecosystem for more than forty years and knows that unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance will be lost forever. He rallies fellow scientists and builds a global campaign to protect this last pristine marine ecosystem.

Featuring top scientists, including Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Daniel Pauly, as well as international political leaders, the film examines both the science and politics behind the debate over preserving Earth’s last truly wild ocean.

Running Time: 87 minutes and 53 minutes on one disc
Scene Selection • Closed Captioned
Grades 9 – Adult
A Film by Peter Young

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Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x .5 in
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Reviews

  1. “Highly Recommended. The documentary is beautifully filmed, with stunning images of wildlife and glaciers. Those images contrast starkly with the tale of rapacious exploitation – ground zero for the unseen consequences of the world’s insatiable appetite for fish. The Ross Sea debates in this documentary provide an excellent window into the current state of environmental science and politics..”
    – Educational Media Reviews Online

    “Four Stars. The Last Ocean is a spectacular, informative and urgent piece of work… Through Peter Young’s lens, the Antarctic looks wild and wonderful.”
    –Graeme Tuckett, Dominion Post

    “Four stars. Young’s film is absorbing, politically and ecologically informative, nightmarish, and excellent, albeit disturbing, cinema.”
    – Sam Edwards, Waikato Times

    “Peter Young’s ravishing footage lends emotive force to his detailed account of the case against fishing Antarctic waters.” 

    –Bill Gosden, New Zealand International Film Festival

    “A frightening omen of our planet’s future… told with truth, humor and brittle, ephemeral beauty.“
    –Melenie Parkers, Yahoo Entertainment NZl

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