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Title: Champions Of The Wild – Orcas / Sea Horse
Starring: In Association With Discovery Channel
Across the world scientists, activists and biologists dedicate their lives to studying some of the world’s rarest, most endangered species. Through years of close observation these individuals, often working against traditional scientific thought,have come to understand their animals better than anyone.They are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD.
ORCA are endlessly fascinating and is the most powerful predator of the sea. Called a killer, it is also emarkably graceful and highly intelligent.A radical researcher, activist and visionary, Dr. Paul Spong believes orcas can be understood only in the wild. He and his crew of volunteers from around the world follow whales with cameras and a network of underwater microphones, monitoring their behavior. Orcas, the most closely bonded
animals on earth, stay with their families for life. For over 25 years, Dr. Spong has fought to release Corky, a performing orca held captive in California, to return her to her family in the waters of the Pacific.
Seahorses are a genus of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and leafy sea dragons. There are over 32 species of seahorse, mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They prefer to live in sheltered areas such
as sea grass beds, coral reefs, or mangroves. Hippocampus ingens. Hippocampus erectus are larger seahorses found anywhere from Nova Scotia down to around Uruguay. Fascinated by the fact that Seahorses is the only animal on earth is which the male becomes pregnant and
gives birth, biologist Amanda Vincent embarked on a long-term study of this fish species and has since become the worlds’s leading expert on seahorses.