Ocean Oasis (2001)

Ocean Oasis (2001)




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What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? What drives the strong currents that make this ocean so unusually rich in nutrients? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. Glide side-by-side with a graceful giant manta ray as it arches and swoops through water sparkling under the hot Baja California sun. Witness the pageant of migrating whales, the elaborate tango of courting terns, the battles of lumbering elephant seals. Fly over sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains, vast deserts, palm oases, and mangrove swamps hen plunge into astonishing underwater sequences of rarely seen marine life In the making of this extraordinary film, a team of gifted and dedicated scientists explored unknown territories, sometimes at great personal risk. They trekked, flew, and dove to unveil intriguing secrets of isolated areas on land, in the air, and beneath the sea. Now audiences who would never otherwise see these remote wildernesses can experience their captivating beauty and elusive wildlife.
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Critic Reviews for Ocean Oasis

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

You're not getting the whole picture in Ocean Oasis, just the critter-cute ones. But at least the film is well shot, showing striking vistas and images both above and beneath the waves.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

It's peaceful, gentle and tranquil. It's not quite the same as a vacation, but it's about as close as you're going to get on celluloid.

January 12, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

A photographic marvel of sorts, and it's certainly an invaluable record of that special fishy community.

June 12, 2003
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The narration, although provided by an ecologist and a naturalist, is a redundant gush of New Age wonderment at sights better left to speak for themselves.

Full Review… | June 10, 2002
Chicago Reader
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November 8, 2005

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Full Review… | August 14, 2004
Georgia Straight

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