Sink your teeth into "Sharks 3D "
New IMAX film creates major waves at
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater
Opens March 4
(Jan. 14, 2005) – Come closer than you’ve ever dared
to one of nature’s most sophisticated predators in the new
film “Sharks 3D,” which opens March 4 at the Tennessee
Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.
Witness feeding frenzies,
swim with the biggest fish on earth and overcome your deepest
fear as you encounter a great white shark.
dominates the IMAX film experience with up-close encounters with
a multitude of shark species, including the great white, hammerhead
and whale shark. Shot on location in Mexico, Columbia, Egypt,
South Africa and Polynesia, “Sharks 3D” documents
the remarkable life of the ultimate predator.
You'll witness sharks
as they really are -- not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild,
fascinating and highly endangered animals. The film required an
extensive nine-month shoot with a total of 500 dive hours
"The minute I
saw this amazing footage, I knew I had to be involved with this
documentary,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary
underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. “With this 3D experience,
you ARE the diver, swimming weightlessly with sharks all around.
“Sharks 3D” sheds new light on the urgent need to
protect these magnificent endangered animals, which are so essential
to the survival of our oceans."
"Despite the existence
of various international treaties, certain shark species have
been reduced by nearly 80 percent in the past decade. Today, the
priority is not only to end the steady decline of shark populations,
but to rehabilitate the shark’s image among the general
public," said United Nations Environment Program's Executive
Director, Klaus Toepfer.
"There are a lot
of myths and misconceptions about sharks and shark bites,"
says Rob Mottice, Aquarium acquisitions manager. “Sharks
should be respected, not feared. Sharks do much less harm to people
than people do to sharks. Tens of thousands of sharks are killed
each year. People are more likely to be killed by lightning than
by a shark.”
Library with Sharks 3D images