"All that we do is touched with ocean, yet we remain on the shore of what we know"
The film is a survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing that it is a single interconnected ocean and the dependence of all life on the planet.
The film shows researchers tracking whales, a Coast Guard rough-weather rescue squad, a deep-ocean research team, and the Palau Islands, which contain an unusual jellyfish habitat.
The Living Sea celebrates the beauty, power, and importance of the ocean.
Underscored by the music of Sting and narrated by Meryl Streep, the motion picture explores our relationship with the sea.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary/Short Subject (1995).