The Sea Hunters: Set 2

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History Documentary hosted by James Delgado and Richard Donat, published by National Geographic in 2005 - English narration

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Plumb the depths of history in risk-filled, real-life underwater expeditions. Explore Earth's last frontier alongside veteran divers as they document historically significant shipwrecks around the globe. Hosted by best-selling author Clive Cussler, renowned storyteller and acclaimed 'Grandmaster of Adventure', and noted marine archaeologist James Delgado, The Sea Hunters takes you to the bottom of the Baltic, Atlantic, and Pacific to look for vessels lost in three centuries--a ship stuffed with masterpieces bound for Catherine the Great's collection, a Confederate raider from the Civil War, the Cunard liner that heroically rescued Titanic survivors, and more. Compelling adventures that include history, science and mystery make up each fascinating episode. Careful never to remove relics from their final resting places, the Sea Hunters record their finds with superb underwater videography, letting you share their sense of discovery. You'll also learn the historical background of each ship and listen in as experts wrestle with the technical challenges of each dive. These six action-packed episodes make you a participant in daring expeditions and a true witness to history. Eco-Nova Productions in Association with History Television, Canal D and National Geographic Canada -- Bonus footage of 10-15 mins of alternate scenes joined to the end of episodes --

[edit] The Search for Carpathia

On April 15, 1912, the passenger liner RMS Carpathia bravely raced through ice-choked waters to save the survivors of the Titanic. Sunk by a German U-boat six years later, it might still lie somewhere off the Irish coast. The Sea Hunters aim to find its final resting place.

[edit] The Search for Andrea Gail

Immortalized by the bestseller and hit movie The Perfect Storm, the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail sank somewhere in the North Atlantic in the monstrous meteorological confluence of 1991. The Sea Hunters probe the fabled ships' graveyard for the boat's remains.

[edit] Catherine the Great's Treasure Ship

Laden with artistic masterpieces bound for the Russian empress's collection, the Vrouw Maria sank in 1771 and now lies almost perfectly preserved on the Baltic seabed. Working with the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Sea Hunters attempt to answer key questions: Did the paintings survive? And are they salvageable?

[edit] Russalka: The Czar's Lost Ironclad

The flagship of Czar Nicholas II's navy, the Russalka mysteriously vanished in 1893. Apparently defying gravity and physics, it seems to have sunk vertically and now stands upright in the ice-cold waters of Estonia. The Sea Hunters explore this odd wreck, perhaps the best-preserved example of a sunken ironclad.

[edit] Lost at Sea: The Great U S Navy Airships Akron and Macon

Facing the technical challenge of finding light aluminum structures after almost 70 years underwater, the Sea Hunters search for the remains of the Akron and Macon-two dirigibles that fell into the sea a continent apart in the 1930s. They represented the Navy's last experiments in deploying flying aircraft carriers.

[edit] The Search for S S Alabama

During the American Civil War, the Confederacy commissioned ships specifically designed to beat the Union blocade of Southern ports. The Sea Hunters look for examples of this evolution in naval warfare: the Nola and Mary Celestia, blockade runners built for speed, and the Alabama, the Confederacy's deadliest raider.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 1 896 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x540
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 53 min - 1 h 17 min
Number Of Parts: 6
Part Size: 793 MB - 1.17 GB
Source: DVD
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