20
Mar

Movies & Crafts: Disney’s Oceans!

Oceans is a Disneynature documentary narrated by Pierce Brosnan that brings you on a journey of the ocean. Oceans begins on a beach asking us what is the ocean? The film answers by saying, “to really know what the ocean is, you have to see it for yourself.” The ocean takes up almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface and from our point of view we are only able to see a very small part of that. The film will allow you to explore the depths of the ocean and see how these sea animals interact with one another.

In the film there are many species you will recognize as well as ones that you could never imagine actually existing. Some of the animals that we learn about at The WaterFront Center such as spider crabs, sea urchins, and hermit crabs are all shown in the film. Another animal that we are fortunate enough to recognize is the 445 million years old specie, the horseshoe crab. Horseshoe crabs are mainly found on the east coast of North America, making us among the few that get to experience this ancient and unique animal. An animal that many of us may not know about is the Blanket Octopus. The film shows something that looks like a silk scarf floating through the water until it zooms in closer exposing its arms. Throughout the film you will continue to discover new and strange looking species.

 

 

Oceans does not ignore the impact we have had on the ocean. The film shows the plastic, pollution, and overfishing that has greatly impacted sea life. However, it shows the strength and power of the ocean and how resilient it is.

After watching the film and seeing all the different shaped and colored species that live in the ocean try creating your own. Once you have created your drawing or painting take a picture and send it to us so we can feature it on our social media or add it into our log book. You can “Direct Message” us on instagram and facebook @TheWaterFrontCenter