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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea
1985, production : John Brett
Tidal ecosystems are unique environments where the...
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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea
1985, production : John Brett
Puffins and razorbilled auks nest in large numbers on...
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From Ashes to Forest
1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
The Jack pine is a fire-dependent species. Its cones release...
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From Ashes to Forest
1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
The staff at Banff National Park undertakes a program of...
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The Forest in Crisis
1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
The practice of clear-cutting has evolved over time with...
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Class Project: The Garbage Movie
1980, production : Martin Defalco
Students attending high school in 1980 learn about...
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Class Project: The Garbage Movie
1980, production : Martin Defalco
Over half of household garbage is food packaging. This is...
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Operation Conservation
1979, production : Andy Thomson
National Defence employees demonstrate energy conservation...
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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea
Excerpt  (3:34) 1985, production : John Brett
The film
Tidal ecosystems are unique environments where the connections between the living and non-living features are essential for their cyclic nature. The connections between living creatures are also important as seen in this excerpt, where some species rely on a single food source such as the right whale (a protected species) that feeds exclusively on microscopic plankton called copepods.

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The richness, complexity and fragility of marine life unfold like a Persian carpet in this beautiful film. The bay of the title is the Bay of Fundy, and where it meets the sea a unique ecosystem has developed. The film traces the intricate interrelationships within the food chain, from tiny plankton, through birds and seals, and finally to whales and humans. More than just a visual feast, the film is a plea for careful management of our ocean resources. First telecast as part of the Nature of Things series.