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An Epic Struggle for Survival Where Africa Meets the Sea
Wild Ocean is an award-winning, action-packed adventure exploring the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind. Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythms of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources.
Every year billions of fish travel up the KwaZulu-Natal shoreline, known to locals as the Wild Coast. For people living along the African shore, this migration has provided a food source for countless generations while farther out at sea ocean predators come from great distances to feast. Bottlenose and common dolphins, sharks, whales, seals and diving birds are all drawn to the scene, enmeshed in one of the most incredible mass feeding melees in the natural world. Eat – or get eaten.
While Wild Ocean explores the causes and effects of man’s impact on the ocean’s fragile ecology, it is an inspirational film looking toward a bright future, taking audiences to a rare, unspoiled marine wilderness to glimpse what the ocean’s of the world once looked like. The film champions the creation of marine reserves necessary to bring our oceans back to life. South Africa leads the way.
Wild Ocean is presented by Nokia, of the world’s largest and most environmentally progressive companies. The film has captured numerous coveted awards internationally including the 2009 Film of the Year selection by Earthwatch and Outstanding Achievement by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.