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Into the Deep

Into the Deep

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The deep sea is one of the most mysterious and little-explored regions of Earth. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the wonders hidden beneath the waves of our planet's seas. The deepest parts of our oceans teem with life forms so strange-looking they could be from the realm of science fiction. These fantastic creatures inhabit a realm of underwater volcanoes, engulfed mountain ranges, and vast trenches cut into the crust of the planet.

Into the Deep is a breathtaking journey of sea exploration originally created by Ogrefish FilmProductions, adapted and renarrated by Loch Ness Productions. It combines marine biology and underwater geology with a history of deep-sea exploration.

The show shares glimpses of rarely seen marine organisms: bioluminescent frogfish, jellyfish, vampire squid, viperfish, pelican eels, and the mysterious fangtooth — all perfectly adapted to the extreme pressures and temperatures of their alien environment.

In addition to teaching about marine biology and ocean exploration, Into the Deep documents submersible exploration, and describes the basic physical principles that allow humans to venture safely into these otherworldly landscapes. Audiences will experience the dive of Trieste to the Challenger Deep, the lowest point of the Mariana Trench in the South Pacific. This region is regarded as one of the most challenging for divers on Earth.

The show presents the evolution of deep-sea diving vessels used to explore the ocean environment. The 1930 mission by William Beebe and Otis Barton marked humanity's first true exploration of the depths. Recent dives are recounted, from Robert Ballard's journey to the RMS Titanic (which sank in 1912) to filmmaker James Cameron's recent solo dive into the Mariana Trench — all are expanding our understanding of the deep-sea environment.

Into the Deep is a exciting, engaging and engrossing exploration of Earth's oceans, using the immersive power of the dome theater to transport audiences to the spectacular hidden depths of our home planet.

 

The deep sea is one of the most mysterious and little-explored regions of Earth. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the wonders hidden beneath the waves of our planet's seas. The deepest parts of our oceans teem with life forms so strange-looking they could be from the realm of science fiction. These fantastic creatures inhabit a realm of underwater volcanoes, engulfed mountain ranges, and vast trenches cut into the crust of the planet. 

 

Show length: 32 minutes