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Gentle Giants: Giant Sea Bass

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NOTE: This DVD is a remake of the 2005 offering Giant or Black Sea Bass video. That video was 45 minutes in length and included footage up to 2005. This DVD is formatted into two separate 22-min episodes using the older footage, additional footage shot since 2005, a rewritten narration and new image elements to fit the "Munching & Mating in the Macrocystis" cable TV series format

This video features the incredible giant sea bass now making a comeback from near regional extinction in southern California. These gentle giants, reaching more than 7 feet long and a reported 800 pounds, were fished in our waters for food and sport. As early as 1910 angler and conservationist Charles F. Holder, co-founder of Avalon's Tuna Club, called for their protection. By the early 1970's they had essentially disappeared from our region. Efforts by the State of California and its residents resulted in the reappearance of these fish in the late 1980s and 1990s.

The first 22-minute episode details the name changes, distribution, habitat preferences, physical features, feeding behavior and the ecology of the parasite-host-cleaner interactions on this species.

The second episode focuses on the courtship and mating behavior, development, conservation efforts that have resulted in a return of these gentle giants to our waters and scientific research efforts to determine the best strategies to ensure this species' recovery throughout southern California.

This DVD is $25. Postage via first class mail is $2.50. Other options include USPS Priority Mail. State sales tax of $2.56 (10.25%) is required if shipped to a California address. My DVDs may be ordered on-line using PAYPAL with payments made to my account, bushing@post.harvard.edu. Be sure to include shipping and California state sales tax (if applicable), your mailing address and the name of the specific DVD or DVDs you are ordering. PPayments made via credit or debit card on Paypal are subject to an additional charge of $2.00 due to Paypal fees.You may also send a personal check to Dr. Bill Bushing, P. O. Box 849, Avalon, CA 90704.

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