Atlantic Ocean (ocean)



7014206 Map of Atlantic Ocean (ocean)

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  • Body of water that separates North and South America from Europe and Africa, covers around 42,000,000 square miles and is on average 12,250 feet deep; may be referred to as divided into North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean.

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Otis Barton (Beebe/Barton's 1934 Bathysphere) Revisits the Deep Sea 50 Years Later in Harbour Branch Johnson - Sea Link 1 [rough cut]

Recorded in Florida at Harbor Branch Oceanographic and in the Atlantic Ocean. This recording documents Otis Barton, pioneer underwater explorer and designer of the bathysphere (1930), as he revisits the deep sea 50 years later aboard the Johnson Sea Link 1. The recording includes drawings of the creatures that Barton encountered during his plunges during the era of the bathysphere. Following this, the recording goes on to another deep dive aboard the Johnson Sea Link 1 submersible. Included are close up images of the deep sea animal life collected during this dive. It is not mentioned whether or not Barton also took part in this dive. The bathysphere was designed by underwater explorers Otis Barton and William Beebee and took its first plunge in 1930. A bathysphere consists of a steel sphere with small circular windows of fused quartz. Inside it are the required oxygen tanks. During dives, these vessels were lowered into the water with cables and chains. During its first year, the bathysphere design could already dive to depths of 1,426 feet, two years later breaking records at 3,028 feet. Many discoveries about the deep sea were made from the confines of these vessels.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Sub Int. looking at lannonar sci. equip ; #18

This underwater recording is of scent traps at various depths and the sea life that ate the bait. The traps are recorded at depths of 490 feet, 1000 feet and 2007 feet. The traps contain brine shrimp and fluorescein, a substance that is used to cause fluorescence and therefore visibility. Shrimp and a jellyfish that have eaten the bait can be seen at the deepest depth in this recording.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Jelly Fish single/multiple ; #19

This recording is of hundreds of jellyfish swimming at an undisclosed depth. The highlight of this recording is a mass of jellyfish that are together for unknown reasons. Those conducting the research theorize that the jellyfish are either caught together, there tentacles intertwined and knotted, or feasting on something.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Bermuda Sub-Dive, Emory Eugene Shark Baiting

Unedited live action footage of six-gill sharks attempting to get at bait in a cage. The recording climaxes when two six-gill sharks fight mouth to mouth. The recording also includes other types of deep ocean animal life like crabs, eels and/or fish and an unidentified translucent creature. The recording is shot from the Mir 1 submersible as documented in Deep Sea Sharks Bermuda 4,000, an edited and produced version of this recording.

Glen Warren Productions

[The Beebee Project]

Three sections are featured on this videotape. The first two sections are a documentary of two expeditions that takes place in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Bermuda. The first expedition features Eugenie Clark and Emory Kristof as they dive 1 1/2 miles deep to the ocean floor to study and record the six-gill shark, a relatively recently discovered shark that lives deep in the ocean. With the aid of bait the team and discovers that this part of the ocean floor is not as barren of animal life as once thought, and that the six-gill shark is probably both predator and scavenger to be able to live at these depths. The second expedition features a team of scientists as they dive 3000 feet deep into to mid-waters to record the bizarre and unusual sea life found at these lightless depths. The expeditions are referred to as the Beebee Project, in homage of the important discoveries made by William Beebee and Otis Barton, pioneer underwater explorers. The third section is raw footage of Joe MacInnis doing takes for presentations about undersea explorations and the human condition.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

TAG Atlantic vents

TAG Atlantic vents 14,000' is an edited live action recording of hydrothermal vents and vent ecology at the TAG site deep on the North Atlantic Ocean floor. Hydrothermal vents are one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century. They are theorized to be the originators of life on earth. In this recording the ecology consists primarily of millions of shrimp. The recording was made by aid of the Mir submersibles, who typically dive in pairs, one of whom can be seen recording the vents and shrimp. The scene was probably recorded in 1991, two years after an underwater volcanic eruption at that site.
Deep sea sharks Bermuda 4,000' is an edited live action recording of two six-gill sharks attempting to get at bait that is inside a cage. The recording climaxes when two six-gill sharks fight mouth to mouth. The unedited version of this version can be seen in: Bermuda sub-dive roll 3; Emory Eugenie shark baiting. The recording is shot from the Mir 1 submersible as documented in: Deep Sea Sharks Bermuda 4,000, a produced version of the recording.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Breadalbane RPV [Remotely Piloted Vehicle] dive #2, tape 1-3 [unedited]

Captured May 9, 1981, in the Arctic Ocean in Canada's North West Passage. This recording is raw underwater footage of the Breadalbane shipwreck captured using a remote piloted vehicle (RPV, otherwise known as ROV, remote operated vehicle). This recording is almost enirely of the Breadalbane and inhabiting aquatic life. This recording is part of the Breadalbane series of tapes and therefore probably taken at the Breadalbane site in 1981 during an expedition to document and record the shipwreck by Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team. The HMS Breadalbane sunk on August 21 1853 in the Canadian Arctic. It was a British re-supply vessel that was to be the last great search for the Franklin Expedition that disappeared in 1846 in search for the North West Passage. Despite the fact that the ship took only 15 minutes to sink after colliding with ice, all men were rescued aboard the Phoenix, which was traveling with the Breadalbane. The Breadalbane shipwreck was discovered in August of 1980, by Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team, during their 3rd search expedition.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Electronic press kit for "Return to the"

Electronic press kit for the movie: Return to the The news features, designed for the press, cover various aspects of the movie like: how the Titanic was discovered, the technology involved in diving to the titanic, items recovered from the wreckage, accounts of survivors, and how the recent discoveries have changed the story of why the great ship went sunk.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

A night to remember [feature film adaptation]

Liner notes: The story of the Titanic, the most luxurious ocean liner afloat, which set out on her maiden England-to-New York voyage on April 10, 1912, with 2,207 passengers, millionaires and immigrants alike. Two days later the unthinkable happens. The Titanic strikes an iceberg and sinks swiftly and mercilessly into the dark, frigid Atlantic, taking 1500 people with her. Meticulously authentic and brilliantly acted, A Night to Remember tells a story of courage and self sacrifice, greed and fear, hope and despair... the story of the mystifying tragedy the world cannot forget.

MacInnis, Joseph B.


The items in this series all have to do with the discovery of the wreck of the HMS Breadalbane. The Breadalbane sank on August 21, 1853 in the Canadian Arctic.\~It was a British re-supply vessel sent out in search of the Franklin Expedition that had disappeared in 1846.\~Despite the fact that the Breadalbane sank only 15 minutes after colliding with ice, there were no casualties. The entire crew was rescued by the Phoenix, which was traveling with the Breadalbane. The Breadalbane shipwreck was discovered in August of 1980 by Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team during their 3rd search expedition. Recordings made during that expedition are in varying stages of production, from the raw footage to complete television and radio interviews.

MacInnis, Joseph B.


The Titanic, the largest and most luxurious passenger ship in the world for her time, sank during her maiden voyage in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, two hours and forty minutes after a collision with an iceberg. Over 1,500 people perished. In 1985, the wreck of the Titanic was found on the ocean floor by a research team led by Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel. Dr. Joe MacInnis became the first Canadian to dive to the Titanic shortly afterwards. The footage in this collection features images of the ship obtained during a 1991 dive that formed the basis of the IMAX production Titanica. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to feature length films, and include programs from television and radio.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Deep Sea

Deep sea exploration involves diving at depths greater then humanly possible without a submersible vehicle, or greater than 1000 feet below the surface. In this series are moving images of hydrothermal vents, deep sea sharks, the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine Komsomollets, and ocean floor ecology. Also featured are items that explore the process of both underwater exploration and underwater cinematography in deep sea settings. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to full productions. Some of the recordings are in Russian.

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Breadalbane MPV underwater good from video

Notes from initial viewing: colour (faded); no narration, no sound track. Man in yellow ADS (atmospheric diving suit, possibly a WASP suit) picking up shipwreck's steering wheel, with orange coral growth. Bioluminescent sea creatures; jellyfish swimming towards WASP suit. Sea life inhabiting inside of exterior cubby shelf on Breadalbane shipwreck. WASP suit attached to cable, in mid-water. Man inside WASP suit gesturing to come closer; wipes inside of helmet with white cloth.

MacInnis, Joseph B.