- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 25, 1999
Ride in a nuclear sub to see how formerly top secret technology is opening a new window into the world of the deep ocean.
The technology was developed to find ultra-quiet submarines as they patrol the ocean depths. For years it was a state secret, a valuable weapon in the Cold War. Today, these advanced acoustic techniques are helping rewrite the book of what we know about whales.
Join host Bill Kurtis as he dives beneath the ocean aboard the nuclear submarine USS MONTPELIER, which uses sound in much the same way as whales do: to hunt, evade capture and navigate. SOUNDS OF DISCOVERY documents the first-ever tagging of the elusive sperm whale, as well as some of the most remarkable, face-to-face encounters with whales ever filmed. Finally, discover how satellites, hydrophones and other acoustic devices are rapidly expanding our knowledge of these leviathans of the deep.
Far below the ocean, a new generation of scientists are exploiting military technology to learn the secrets of the whales.