Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lionfish Stalking Its Prey!

Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific, but invasive populations are now established along the southeast coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, and in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. Nautilus Productions LLC has added a new online clip of an Atlantic Lionfish stalking and hunting its prey. Non-native species can dramatically affect native ecosystems and local fishing economies. WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Endangered Species Day 2018!

Seven different species of sea turtles grace our ocean waters, from the shallow sea grass beds of the Indian Ocean, to the colorful reefs of the Coral Triangle, and even the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific. Nautilus Productions LLC has documented many of them in our stock footage library. Human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as Endangered. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. They also face habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear. Climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites. It alters sand temperatures, which then affects the sex of hatchlings. Visit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help. WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

German U-Boat Sunk in Battle!

May 9, 1942: The U-352, a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, was sunk off the coast of North Carolina on this date. The U-352 was sunk by depth charges launched by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Icarus. Fifteen members of the crew were killed in the engagement. The remaining 33 crewmen became the first German prisoners of war on U.S. soil. WATCH THE VIDEO!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Blackbeard’s Head & Bell Recovery Video Released!

In commemoration of the 300th  anniversary of the grounding of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Nautilus Productions has released two new video clips from the project. In 2005 underwater archaeologists on the Blackbeard's Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project uncovered the ship’s head or toilet from the stern area of the wreck. In 2006 an unmarked bell was recovered. This is the second bell found on the wreck site. Both were sent to the QAR Lab for conservation. For the first time short video excerpts of their recovery can be viewed on Nautilus’ YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B004FADA64B9A59. The complete videos of the recoveries are available for license as part of Nautilus’ nearly two decade long digital record of archaeological efforts on the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

The infamous pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground just outside Beaufort Inlet, NC in June of 1718. He was later killed in a fierce battle near Ocracoke N.C. in November of 1718. Nautilus Productions is the exclusive owner and licensor of footage from Blackbeard the Pirate's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR). Since the 1996 discovery of the wreck by Intersal Inc. The Nautilus Productions staff has been the official video crew for the study and recovery of the infamous pirate Blackbeard's ship the Queen Anne's Revenge (La Concorde) since the projects inception. Project videographer, Rick Allen and our staff have worked with the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch documenting this incredible underwater find. Nautilus Productions' duties have included the video documentation of site activities above and below the water as well as documenting the archaeological survey, provenience and recovery of artifacts from the shipwreck. This archive is the digital record of the project. Our Queen Anne's Revenge stock footage and images have been licensed worldwide in books, magazines, news broadcasts and in over a dozen documentaries airing on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, NBC, PBS, the Smithsonian Channel, the Travel Channel, ZDF and more. Nautilus Productions' owner and project videographer, Rick Allen, has also been featured on WUNC Radio & NPR's "The Story" - Blackbeard's Shipwreck And The Hook and in numerous news stories and magazine articles.

Learn more at http://nautilusproductions.com
Nautilus Productions LLC is currently suing the state of North Carolina and the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge non-profit in federal court over copyright infringement and the unconstitutionality of “Blackbeard’s Law” passed in 2015.

Learn more at http://nautilusproductions.com/blog/blackbeards-lawsuit