Running Time: 55 minutes
"Succeeds on multiple levels. The exquisite filming takes the viewer
into the burrows of nesting puffins for a voyeuristic look at chick feeding that includes full sound.
A glimpse of the emotional investment humans have made in the project emerges artfully from the film.
The captivating ecology and behavior of the birds are featured prominently and will broadly appeal to diverse audiences from ornithologists to bird novices. Fish
Out of Water receives my highest recommendation and should be considered for junior high, high school, college and public library collections."
- Educational Media Reviews Online
wonderful story of how one person made a difference."
- David Sibley, author of the Audubon Society's Sibley Guide to Birds
wildlife footage is nothing short of glorious."
- Dr. Stephen W. Kress, Audubon biologist and Director of Project
- Finalists' Award; Merit Award for Conservation Message; Merit Award for Presentation of a Sustained Conservation Effort, 2002 International Wildlife Film Festival
- EarthVision 2004
Each summer, Atlantic puffins return to Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge
in the gulf of Maine to raise their young. Fish Out of Water is an intimate look into the lives
of these colorful seabirds and includes the first-ever recorded scenes of Maine coast puffins feeding
and raising their chicks inside a rock burrow.
This award-winning film also explores the intriguing
lives of Arctic and common terns and the history of National Audubon
Society biologists working with Project Puffin to restore and preserve
these fragile seabird colonies.