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Title Porcelain crawfish.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (approximately 26 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Notes Title from title frames.
Originally produced by ZED in 2012.
Summary In the south of New Caledonia, the Island of the Pines is the most meridional area of Melanesia. For centuries, Vao tribesmen have been diving down to the ocean depths in search of just one thing: Porcelain crawfish. The bolder, more adventurous members of the tribe usually carry on this fishing tradition. The bay's seductive beauty and turquoise water can be deceiving: deadly vipers, tiger sharks and other predators swim around in the lagoon and can attack fishermen. Each new dive into this strange and fascinating marine environment requires courage and agility. Joachim and Nasser are porcelain crawfish fishermen. While one catches crawfish with his bare hands, the other uses a spear gun to hunt larger fish. Fishing is their livelihood. And, although they're confronted with danger every time they go out to sea, it's one of their greatest pride and pleasures. Some porcelain crawfish can attain three feet in length and can weigh up to thirty pounds! The brothers only have one hour to bring back as many as they can.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
Subject Crayfish -- Melanesia.
Tribes -- Melanesia.
Fishing -- Melanesia.
Publisher Number 1080524 Kanopy