IMAX Galapagos

Presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Imax Ltd., and using IMAX 3D technology, Galapagos vividly documents an eight-week expedition to the islands and surrounding waters.

Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin, from the Smithsonian Institutions's Museum of Natural History, on her first trips to the famed Galápagos Islands.

An amazingly immersive cinematic experience, Galapagos delves deep into the largely unknown waters surrounding the volcanic archipelago to explore the natural wonders of a realm that is truly a living natural science laboratory.

Using Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's research vessel, the SEWARD JOHNSON as the mother ship-and their high-tech submersible JOHNSON-SEA-LINK-the highly distinguished research and filmmaking team deployed technology light years ahead of the crude instruments Charles Darwin had at his disposal during his famous 1835 visit to the region.
Peter's DVD rating: 2.0 stars
Mediocre film featuring a marine biologist making obligatory sketches of finches.
#,../../ch23/dimorphism.html,../../lab/adapt/opuntia_humifusa.jpg #Sally Lightfoot Crabs #Land Iguana Conolophus subcristatus, Conolophus pallidus only on the island of Santa Fe #Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus #Tortoise #eastern Pacific green turtle Chelonia mydas, hawksbill Eretmochelys imbriocota, leatherback Dermochelys olivacea #Finches: Medium Ground Finch Geospiza fortis, magnirostris #Galapagos Heron Butorides sundevalli similar to Butorides virescens #Sea lions #Pacific Stingray #Hammerhead #Spotted Moray Eel: smell #Pahoehoe: smooth or ropy; basaltic, small lobes and toes that continually break out from a cooled crust #A'a: spiny, viscous magmas, Pillow underwater
Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Flightless Cormorant
Galapagos Heron
Green Heron
Prickly Pear Cactus
Index Nov 27, 2005 copyleft Peter Chen