Island of Whales

Island of Whales

| 54 min

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This film joins five of the world's leading whale researchers on a scientific expedition around Canada's Vancouver Island. Spectacular photography and sound recording, both above and under water, provide an imtimate look at killer, gray, and humpback whales, and the world they inhabit. Island of Whales examines the communication, habitat, food supply and behaviour of whales. What emerges is a picture of creatures more sophisticated and complex than ever before imagined. At the end of the film, we are left with one compelling question: Can these magnificent creatures survive in the face of declining food supplies and pollution?

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Island of Whales, Mike Poole, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Mike Poole
  • script
    Mike Poole
  • producer
    George Johnson
    Jack Silberman
    Gillian Darling
  • executive producer
    Jack Silberman
    Gillian Darling
    Jerry Appleton
  • associate producer
    Jim Darling
  • photography
    Rudolf Kovanic
  • sound
    Chris Aikenhead
  • editing
    Shelly Hamer
  • sound editing
    Ingrid Rosen
  • re-recording
    Joe Grimaldi
  • narrator
    Gregory Peck
  • music
    Bruce Ruddell