Documentaries / Films

 

Four shorts films about fish aggregations:

Natural Numbers Ep 05 - Spawning aggregations (English) (Espanol)

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Snapper Spawn

A 3.5 minute film filmed in the turquoise waters of Palau, this spectacular short film directed by Dr Brad Erisman from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Alfredo Barroso a world class videographer from Mexico brings to the world stage the mysterious and fragile phenomenon of Two-Spot Red Snapper aggregating to spawn in their thousands - it's a brief insight into their fascinating world.

...during a recent SCRFA expedition, Brad and Alfredo witnessed and filmed using high definition cameras this spectacular fish spawning aggregation. Not only an incredible experience for Brad and Alfredo, but one of only a few opportunities each year for these fish to gather and create the next generation of fish.

 

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Spawning for Survival

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A 2.5-minute documentary film about the importance of spawning aggregations and the need to manage them.

 

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Seeds of the Future - Fijian Spawning Aggregations


A 18-minute documentary film examines the reasons behind increased fishing pressure on reef fishes, including spawning aggregations, and explores the problems and possible solutions. Important issues covered in the film are the growth of the cash economy and the need for a strong community component to management, supported by government.