Another week is set to come to an end and it’s certainly been a busy one for us folk at VRFocus. But then again, when isn’t it a busy week for us? Today we’re heading under the sea again, this time with the team from Discovery, to check in with a ‘near threatened’ species – the Caribbean Reef Shark.
Prepare to be surrounded by dozens of sharks that aren’t like the vision painted by Hollywood and are instead quite happy to leave you well alone. After all it is they who have to be wary of us. The team share stories about how the sharks have individual personalities and how their lives and environment is threatened in this promo for 2015 documentary Racing Extinction
“Anchor species like manta rays and whale sharks are vital to the survival of our oceans. But they are largely threatened around the world.” Explains Discovery “Join marine biologist Luke Tipple as he swims alongside these magnificent animals and shares why we all need to protect them.”
Racing Extinction is an eco-thriller that examines mankind’s role in mass extinction. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos joins scientists, environmentalists, artists, and engineers to draw attention to this pressing issue. If you love nature, especially the beautiful creatures you can find in the sea, I can tell you that you’ll be both shocked by its contents and appalled at just what is going on. The sea isn’t being fished, it’s being wholesale harvested – and the damage might well be permanent.
You can check out all the Discovery VR content via its app which is available on a number of platforms listed below. Or you can just check out this particular video below that.
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discovery-vr/id1030815031?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discovery.DiscoveryVR
Gear VR: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/773639796071241/
Oculus Rift: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1228109027201089/
HTC Vive: https://www.viveport.com/apps/2689d7dc-b893-4a54-86a4-59c9a01d729e