Shadow on the reef. Turning turtle.

Australia, 1992

TV show
A still image from Shadow on the reef. Turning turtle.

Episode of Series “Blue wilderness”.
“Shadow on the reef” looks at the incredible Whale Shark, the world’s largest shark. Valerie and Ron Taylor explore the wonders of the deep below the coral reef, emphasising the message that this fragile ecology is increasingly under threat.
“Turning Turtle” sees Ron and Valerie Taylor at odds with the Queensland Government over the fate of turtles on coral islands, with a focus on Raine Island. The Green Turtles are a rare and ancient species and the fight to save them pits the Taylors against bureaucracy and harsh physical conditions.

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Credits

producer/director

Richard Dennison

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

National Geographic Society

Orana Films

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

Appears in

Group of items

Blue wilderness

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

306776

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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