Exploring Bahamas Underground Blue Holes and Biodiversity Conservation
We have just been informed by National Geographic/Nova Producer James Barrat that our one hour documentary will air on PBS, February 9th at 8PM. We hope you will watch what has been an amazing journey for our team of Researchers and Exploration Divers. You can see a preview at: http://video.pbs.org/video/1398380542/
GRANT We just received the great news that the Exploring Bahamas Underground: Blue Holes and Biodiversity Conservation has been selected for funding by the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council (NGSEC) for 2009. This project is a joint effort between scientists from the Bahamas Caves Research Foundation, University of Miami (RSMAS), Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation/National Museum of the Bahamas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Pennsylvania State University.
In addition to expedition funding, we have also been given the great opportunity to have our work highlighted in a one hour documentary funded by National Geographic Television and Nova. Shooting begins in early July, through August with two other 10 day shoots scheduled before November.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Freelance writer Andrew Todhunter has also been assigned to our project for a feature article to appear in National Geographic Magazine.Andrew will train with BCRF Director Brian Kakuk in June so that he will be able to view first hand, how our team conducts exploration and research activities in the underwater caves and blue holes of the Bahamas.
FILM CREW The HD video and still photography for these features will be conducted by Wes Skiles, and the Karst Productions team.We are extremely happy to be working with the ultra-talented group of explorers and film makers from Karst Productions again. We know there is no other team with the talent or equipment required to show the amazing discoveries our team have been involved with over the last 19 years. We hope our combined efforts will show the world the amazing discoveries and many diverse aspects of research and conservation of the blue holes of the Bahamas.Projected air date for the NatGeo/Nova documentary is June 2010.