Manatees like it hot

Underwater filmmaker Thomas Behrend follows the Manatees in Florida. They spend the winter in the warm springs of Crystal River. Leading scientist Bob Bonde tells Behrend that it is not unusual for manatees to experience around 20 boat collisions in their life span. Somewhere near the springs, the scientists have discovered a weakened manatee. They want to bring the animal to one of Florida's three manatee clinics before it dies. Will they be able to rescue it in time?

Director: Heiko De Groot

Heiko De Grootis stimulated about the personal stories of the people. To seize, how they control their lives and often promote for the survival of the animals, that is his passion. As televisionauther was he shooting among others " die 360° GEO Reportagen "Alligator in Florida" and "Die besten Hütehund von Wales". Besides that he realized eight series of the ARD-series "Wolf, Bär & Co." Since 1990 the 38 year old (1971) is working, studied german philology and political scientist in the media. His career began as a editor and speaker in the "Hörfunknachrichten". Since he was a voluntary helper at the NDR, is he working almost exclusive as a televisionauther.

45 Min.
Director: Heiko De Groot
Script: Heiko De Groot
Cinematography: Christina Karliczek, Thomas Behrend, Tobias Kaufmann
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Music: Clemens Winterhalter
Narrator: Lutz Mackensy
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR)
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