Beautiful Swimmers RevisitedDirectors: Tom Horton, Dave Harp and Sandy Cannon-Brown
Synopsis: writer Tom Horton takes up where Pulitzer Prize-winning author William W. Warner left off 40 years ago in his best seller, Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay. Horton’s journey takes him to all reaches of the Bay, from the York River in Virginia to the Patapsco in Maryland as he visits with watermen harvesting crabs with pots, nets, scrapes and trotlines; scientists conducting winter dredge surveys to predict next year’s abundance; researchers defining the pressures affecting the crab from predators to climate change, and managers struggling to balance the preservation of the watermen’s culture with the preservation the blue crab. With stunning imagery, the film shows how crab policy based on science promises a sustainable, world-class fishery. While the subject is the iconic blue crab, the film resonates with people everywhere who want to conserve the bounty of their waters, preserve the culture of the men and women who work those waters, and support the work scientists who are doing what they can to keep everything in balance.
Running Time - 58:00
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