Incredible Suckers (Documentary)|
Produced by Michael deGruy and Robin Brown
Photography by Michael deGruy
Oxford Scientific Films Production in association with Thirteen/WNET and the BBC, c1995
Available on video as part of the Nature Video Library. 60 minutes
Reviewed by Nancy King (Nancy)
In addition to superb underwater photography, this video features excitement (the research vessel suddenly takes on water and sinks, causing six months of research and filming to be lost), interesting computer animation, visits to various marine research centers, and interviews with marine biologists. Viewers are also given a glimpse of deep-water cephalopods filmed by a camera in an unmanned submarine.
Incredible Suckers can serve as an excellent introduction to the world of cephalopods. Given its stunning underwater photography and excellent coverage of many species, this documentary is also interesting and entertaining for people who already are familiar with cephs.