The Octopus Show

About

A creature of the ocean deep takes center stage when NATURE presents The Octopus Show.

A new age of ocean exploration is lifting the veil of mystery shrouding a creature of legend — the octopus. Dreaded by sailors through the ages, this other-worldly looking denizen of the seas is surrendering the astonishing secrets that have brought it almost mythical status.

With footage of octopus species rarely, if ever, seen before — including one with giant eyes and another with antennae in place of suction cups — NATURE takes viewers into the deepest realms of the ocean for a front-row view of The Octopus Show.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrator
SHARI BELAFONTE

Producer
PECK EUWER with MIKE DEGRUY

Editor
DAVID PEARCE

Creative Consultant
JACK MCDONALD

Cinematographers
PECK EUWER
MIKE DEGRUY

Music Composed and Performed by
EDDIE FREEMAN
MARTA VICTORIA

Associate Producer
MIKE KASIC

Sound
MIKE KASIC
JOHN EDDY

Sound Editor
CAROLINE GOUDSMIT

Underwater Lighting
PACE TECHNOLOGIES

Assistant Camera
BRADEN HAGGERTY
MICHAEL HANRAHAN

Scientific Consultants
ROLAND ANDERSON
JOHN FORSYTHE
DR. ERIC HOCHBERG
DR. MARK NORMAN

Additional Music Performed By
ROBERT AVILES
CARVIN KNOWLES

Audio Mixer
NELSON FUNK
RODEL AUDIO SERVICES

Online Editor
KRIS SHACKLETTE

Colorist
DAVE MARKUM
GINO PANARO

Stock Footage
JEREMY PICKETT-HEAPS
(CYTOGRAPHICS)
HAWAII UNDERSEA RESEARCH LAB
DR. FREDRICK DUENNEBIER
DR. RICHARD YOUNG
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
DR. RICHARD LUTZ

Special Thanks
THE SEATTLE AQUARIUM
PLEXIGLAS
JASON SEMMENS
JEFF CHRISTIANSEN
JANETTE GARCIA
MIN PLASTICS
GOD'S POCKET RESORT
THE HAWAII INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
DR. KIM HOLLAND
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
ONE TREE ISLAND RESEARCH STATION
NUYTCO RESEARCH
DIVING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA (EEMB)
SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER
SANTA BARBARA SOUND DESIGN
ANDY LAMB
BRIDGET STROBL
JOHN AHERN
RICH MILLS
KUNKUNGAN BAY RESORT
JULIAN FINN

In Memory of
MARY ALICE HARGROVE

For NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION

Research
TODD HERMANN

Production Manager
ANDREA NIX

Executive Producers
KEENAN SMART
CHRISTINE WEBER

Senior Vice President Program Enterprise Group
J. NICOLL DURRIE

President
TIM KELLY

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Researcher
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Editor
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.

On-Line Editor
BARRY GLINER

Audio Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Film Crew Production for National Geographic Television and Thirteen/WNET in Association with Trebitsch Produktion International, GmbH

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Intern
KELLY WOO

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Scientific Consultant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

About the Writer

David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

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