Through vivid and compelling images, WOW filmsprovide viewers with both an educational and inspirationalexperience as they learn about ocean conservation issues.

WOW films are produced specifically for visitors to aquariums, museums and zoos but are also available for any educational programming including teacher workshops and trainings. The films are produced in VHS, PAL and DVD formats. Also provided to educational institutions are lists of relevant websites and literature for educators and aquarists as well as a pricing chart for WOW films for gift shop purchases.

In Hot Water cover artIn Hot Water (2003)

In Hot Water takes us to the frozen pack ice of the Arctic, thetemperate wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay, and the tropical islandsof the South Pacific to see the dramatic impacts of climate change. Our ocean ecosystems are changing in ways we are only beginning to understand, and the whole world, from polar bears to people, is feeling the effect. In this film, find out which individual actions you can take to make smarter, more energy-efficient choices. This film is 24 minutes long.

Night life cover artNight Life: Creatures of the Deep (2002)

Night Life: Creatures of the Deep ventures into the deepwaters off Bermuda with renowned author Peter Benchley and oceanexplorer Teddy Tucker to meet bizarre undersea creatures and explore why weneed to protect the amazing creatures of the deep.


Oceans cover artOceans for the Future: The Making of Marine Protected Areas (2001)

Oceans For The Future: The Making of Marine Protected Areasfeatures stunning underwater footage from around the world toexplain Marine Protected Areas and describe what they can do tohelp protect our ocean ecosystems.


Sharks cover artSurviving Sharks (2000)

Surviving Sharks uses compelling images to highlight threatsto the survival of shark populations and to call for aninternational ban on finning; to counter the myth of sharks asruthless killers by highlighting their skills and finely-tunedbiological makeup; and to demonstrate that sharks, as apexpredators, are vital for preserving healthy marine environments.

Keepers cover artKeepers of the Reef (1999)

Keepers of the Reef explores the human-induced and naturalchanges in coral reefs using historic shipwrecks as markers in time.



Unwanted Catch (1998)

Unwanted Catch examines the issue of bycatch in variousfisheries worldwide and the impact of bycatch on marine creatures includingturtles, dolphins and seabirds

Magnificent Fish: The Forgotten Giants (1997)

Magnificent Fish: The Forgotten Giants brings viewers closeto the often misunderstood animals of the open ocean: sharks, tunaand billfish.

History of the World of Water films

With the first release in 1996, these short, engaging films on important aquatic issues are now used by nearly 400 aquariums, zoos and museums worldwide, with an audience of approximately 15 million people. The films have won numerous awards at video and film festivals in the United States and abroad including at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, International Communication Film and Video Festival, MerComm International Questar Competition, and WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

Other Ongoing Film Work at the Aquarium

In addition to the World of Water Film Series, we are also involved in several other ventures for the big and small screens. With collaborators, we are developing concepts and plans for projects, magazine articles, and television specials. For example, an Aquarium expedition to study B-15, the largest iceberg in history was featured in the December 2001 issue of National Geographic, and an Aquarium mission in the Aquarius underwater habitat was featured in a National Geographic television documentary in 1999.

Moreover, with the Simons IMAX® Theatre on the Aquarium campus, we are also collaborating on IMAX productions. Aquarium staff members have already collaborated with NOVA/WGBH and Howard Hall Productions on the IMAX film, Island of the Sharks, released in 1999. We are continuing to work on developing ideas and content for large format, both IMAX and high definition conservation-based films.

For more information, please contact:

Bess Edwards
Conservation Assistant