Every eight months, on average, a new invasive species enters the Great Lakes.
Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes will take viewers below the surface to see the incredible diversity of life in the Great Lakes, and how it is affected by invasive species. Introducing the key species in the battle for the lakes, both native and invasive, the film will dive into the arrival and successful survival of each of the featured exotic species and the damage they are causing to both the ecosystem and the economy of the Great Lakes Region.
Viewers will travel with scientists in the field, partaking in their research, both on land and water, to learn what is being done to combat, control and prevent exotics.
The program will also touch on the stresses of human activities, which have also contributed to the decline of native species in the Great Lakes, namely over-fishing, pollution and industry.
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Through the use of aerial and underwater footage, the documentary will offer a rarely seen perspective of lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior and the life within them. Woven together with an original score that reflects the grandeur of the lakes and narrated by Bill Kurtis, the story of the battle for the lakes will come to life, splashing off the screen and into the homes and hearts of Americans across the country.
Producer/Director: Brendan Walsh