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Island of the Sharks

bigImage The natural wonders of Cocos Island are captured in ISLAND OF THE SHARKS, a thrilling underwater adventure that immerses audiences in the waters of this Pacific paradise to swim with sharks, manta rays, marlin and giant sea turtles. Formed by a volcano, the rugged underwater topography of Cocos Island helps bring deep ocean currents to the surface carrying a wealth of nutrients. Located 300 miles of the coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island hosts a dazzling array of sharks. White-tip, hammerhead, black-tip and silky sharks congregate here, some traveling thousands of miles. Sharks patrol the reef in packs, using their keen sensory abilities to hunt hidden wounded prey and sensing the tiny electric fields generated by the twitching muscles of hiding fish. This Island of the Sharks, Cocos Island is a place of abundance, beauty and wonder, providing a safe haven for an astonishing variety of creatures. Some spend their lives here, while others are restless travelers.

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A production of NOVA/WGBH Boston and Howard Hall Productions, with New England Aquarium. Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Producer/Director/Writer: Howard Hall. Distributed by Imax Ltd. Narrator: Linda Hunt.

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Outside Reviews:

"It's an underwater spectacle" By Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun

"Wondrous undersea world" By C. Ian Hutchins, Calgary Sun

"Island of the Sharks" By Pat Kramer, Box Office Magazine

"Swimming with the sharks: IMAX crew got up-close and personal off the coast of Costa Rica" By Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Island of the Sharks" By Anthony Miele, Film Threat

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