The Dominant male

Australia, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “Edge of the Cold”.
One of four films about Macquarie Island. In September giant elephant seals come to mate and pup. This program follows events at the largest harem on the island, with 1,500 cows and 50 males. Narrated by Sir Edmund Hillary, production and photography by David Parer.

Credits

producer

Robert Horne

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:31:57:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Appears in

Edge of the Cold

Group of items

Edge of the Cold

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30978

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Elephant seals

Animals & Wildlife → Seals (Animals)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Places → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

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