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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Richard Pyle - Exploring the Reef's Twilight Zone

TED Conferences LLC
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A pioneer of the dive world, ichthyologist Richard Pyle discovers new biodiversity on the cliffs of coral reefs. He was among the first to use rebreather technology to explore depths between 200 and 500 feet, an area often referred to as the "Twilight Zone." During his dives, this fish nerd has identified and documented hundreds of new species. Author of scientific, technical, and popular articles, his expeditions have also been featured in the IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure, the BBC series Pacific Abyss, and many more. In 2005, he received the NOGI Award, the most prestigious distinction of the diving world. In this illuminating TEDTalk, Pyle shows viewers thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and the groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it.
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17 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Exploring the Reef's Twilight Zone
Richard Pyle
Richard Pyle - Exploring the Reef's Twilight Zone
  • Pyle's Favorite Area of Reef (2:40)
  • Problems With Pressure (2:24)
  • Anatomy of a Closed-Circuit Rebreather (3:41)
  • Into the Deep (3:20)
  • Seven New Species per Hour (2:45)
  • Survival & the Pursuit of Joy (1:50)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Richard Pyle - Exploring the Reef's Twilight Zone (0:04)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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48407 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (17 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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