Secrets of the Mediterranean
|Genre||Factual | Wildlife & Nature|
|Produktion||Doclights / NDR Naturfilm for NDR and RBB, Terra Mater|
|Laufzeit||2 x 52'|
Part I: Life in extremes: Of Potwhales and desert foxes
Rugged rocks, blue sea and idyllic, sandy beaches - this is the Mediterranean as we know it. But this impression is deceptive: the Mediterranean is under constant change. The continents are moving towards one another. Animals, that have to survive under such extreme conditions, must find a way to escape the dangers. Between deserts and volcanoes, the challenges for the animals are enormous.
Part II: Life in between: Of barbary apes and fire fish
The contours of the Mediterranean have changed during the course of its history. Near Gibraltar, Africa was once connected to the European continent. When the land bridge at Gibraltar collapsed, the Mediterranean basin filled up again. The Suez Canal is today connected to the Red Sea. This route enables animals to reach the Mediterranean, where they cause problems.