Yann Arthus-Bertrand flew over Shark Bay for his film’ project on the Oceans
The film, Planet Ocean, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot in partnership with OMEGA, will be premiered at Earth Summit 2012 in Rio this month.
The 90-minute documentary, which also draws on the talents of some of the world’s leading aerial and underwater cinematographers, oceanographers and biologists, has been created to change the way people look at the oceans and to encourage them to imagine conservation and stewardship as responsibilities shared by everyone on Earth.
Shark Bay is in region of Western Australia and covers an area of 8000 km2. It is a World Heritage Site since 1991.
Shark Bay is an area of major zoological importane. It is home to about 10,000 dugongs and dolphins Monkey Mia. The area supports 26 threatened Australian mammal species, over 230 species of bird and 323 fish species with many sharks and rays.
In the south of the Shark Bay, Hamelin Pool contains the most diverse and abundant examples of living stromatolite forms in the world.
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