Some 300 miles off Costa Rica is Cocos Island, a tiny Pacific outpost that was once a favorite haunt of pirates. Thousands of sharks hunt along the volcanic reefs of Cocos, so many that the island has also become known as Shark Mountain. Filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall take us along on the underwater journey of a lifetime as they show us the wonder of Cocos, a world they have come to know well.
NATURE: Shark Mountain In the dead of the night, a team of filmmakers prepares to jump into the ocean to film hunting behavior on the reef. First they must make it through a pack of as many as 50 large and dangerous sharks gathering just below the surface. It is not a dive that many would make. But we are with Howard and Michele Hall, two of the world's leading underwater filmmakers, and with the Halls, something incredible is always just about to happen.
Thousands of sharks - silkies, white tips, black tips, and hammerheads - hunt along the volcanic reefs of Cocos Island, so many that the island has also become known as Shark Mountain. But the waters around this tiny outpost in the Pacific are filled with ocean life so rich and diverse that the island and a twelve mile zone all around it has been designated a Costa Rican National Park and World Heritage Site.
Shot in spectacular high definition video, Shark Mountain takes us along on the underwater journey of a lifetime as the Halls show us the wonders of Cocos, a world they have come to know well. Yet it is a world they see disappearing as the years pass, for even places as remote and protected as Cocos are at risk in today's world.
Producer: Michele Hall
Production Company: WNET/Howard Hall Productions
Production Year: 2004
Copyright Year: 2004
Narrator: Jason O'Mara
Writers: Howard Hall
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 54 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen