The Last Ocean

Adventure/Environment, New Zealand 2012

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Californian ecologist David Ainley has been traveling to the Ross Sea to study this unique ecosystem for more than thirty years. He has written scientific papers describing it as a ‘living laboratory’. Largely untouched by humans, it is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature prevails. But an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea. It is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold as Chilean sea bass in up-market restaurants around the world. The catch is so lucrative it is known as white gold. Ainley knows that unless fishing is stopped the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. Together they form ‘the Last Ocean’ and begin a campaign taking on the commercial fishers and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean from our insatiable appetite for fish.
87 min
Starting at 18
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Canada International Film Festival Royal Reel Award
Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Best Feature
Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival Best Science Communication Film

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Peter Young


Dave Dobbyn


Richard Lord

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The Last Ocean

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Further titles:

The Last Ocean Paradise at the End of the World


16:9 HD, Color

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Starting at 18

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