Seabirds' struggle for survival
Scope and Contents
Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, is a guest on this program which examines the subject of seabirds struggling for survival. In Arne Sucksdorff's films, The Great Adventure, and the latest one on murres, The Defenseless Seabird, the efforts to prevent overpopulation and aggressive domination are discussed. The Great Adventure was shown in previous broadcasts (May 5, 1954 and December 12, 1954). The murres are attacked and preyed upon by two species of gulls on the open ledges and niches of a rocky island off the Swedish coast during the summer months. As they migrate seaward in the winter months, the murres are able to defend themselves better on the water.
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1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
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Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired July 1, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Franklin Barton, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.
- Seabirds' struggle for survival, 1956
- Iris Lee
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