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Dawn of the Ocean [Blu-ray] (2010)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC VID
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VMFX1U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Oceanographers have been gripped by a new spirit of discovery and have undertaken the biggest population census of ocean species ever conducted a Census of Marine Life. The quest: to find out when and where it all began. Where did the water come from? How was life created in the oceans? And how did it evolve to the enormous diversity we see today? Join National Geographic as we travel more than 4 billion years into the past to uncover how oceans and marine life came to exist.

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Ocean October 14, 2011
Format:DVD
`Dawn of the Ocean' does have English subtitles on the main feature, but not on the extras. This is always irritating for those who need or use the subtitles. The extras are: Bowhead whales and Patagonia dolphins. Both are very short. The photography for all is stunning.

The main feature jumps frequently from topic to topic. The subjects covered are discovering sea creatures from fossils then to black smokers at the bottom of the sea and organisms that thrive on toxic substances. Then we see what effect no moon would have on the earth and jump to the Mediterranean Sea - its' past and future. The North Atlantic current is explored and then we end with a short clip of Africa and an amazing statement that Africa is breaking apart. It's almost an afterthought and we are left sitting with the ending credits.

It is all interesting but still erratic and sometimes difficult to tell what present day is and what is being shown as in the past.
This is a DVD that can be educational, although it has its limits due to the way the subject matter is presented.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best... September 24, 2012
Format:DVD
I'll have to say, I was pretty disappointed in this video. It was really hard to tell when they went from real life to computer generated shots. It's just not the quality I expected to see.
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