TORONTO, March 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Water Brothers, TVO's eco-adventure documentary series that educates audiences about vital water issues around the world, returns for its third season Tuesdays at 7 pm beginning April 7. Hosted, written and produced by Tyler and Alex Mifflin, the third season of The Water Brothers takes audiences from remote, shark-infested tropical waters, to the Jordan River in the Middle East, and even into orbit around Earth to demonstrate how water and water issues are central elements connecting everyone on the planet.
"We're thrilled to welcome Tyler and Alex back for a third season," says John Ferri, TVO's Vice President, Current Affairs and Documentaries. "TVO exists to ignite the potential for learning in everyone and Tyler and Alex's passion for learning is infectious."
In the third season of The Water Brothers, Tyler and Alex continue their globe-trotting ways to illustrate how water connects us all. Episodes include:
April 7 – Last Home of the Giants – Tyler and Alex visit the remote Cocos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to help scientists track sharks and sea turtles while demonstrating why it's so important for the ocean to have protected hotspots.
April 14 – The Underwater Highway – Continuing their visit to Cocos Island, Tyler and Alex talk to scientists studying the migratory routes of sharks and turtles. The information gathered is critical in protecting these threatened creatures from unsustainable and deadly fishing practices.
April 21 – The River Runs Dry - The Water Brothers venture to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan to investigate the reasons behind the demise of the once mighty Jordan River.
April 28 – Ocean of Energy – Tyler and Alex investigate the state-of-the-art technologies being deployed to harness Tidal and wave power as a source of energy. Their travels take them from the coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland and back to Canada in the Bay of Fundy - the site of the world's largest tides.
May 5 – Least Deadliest Catch – Fish stocks around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, so Tyler and Alex visit Canada's East Coast to talk to fishermen who choose to catch their fish in a sustainable way and visit an innovative aquaculture system that may revolutionize the way we grow and eat seafood.
May 12 – Acid Ocean – Tyler and Alex dive in the naturally acidic seawater around a volcano in Italy and see what the rest of the ocean might look like in the future if acidification from the burning of fossil fuels continues, which threatens the survival of vast numbers of marine species.
May 19 – Water in Space – The Water Brothers visit a NASA research centre to better understand how vital water is to every aspect of space travel and the search for extraterrestrial life – and what NASA is doing to study water on our own planet. Interviews with former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson advance our understanding of water on Earth and just how precious this substance is throughout the universe.
"This past year has been filled with some incredible adventures - filming season three was a blast," says Alex Mifflin. "These new episodes are definitely our best ones yet and we can't wait to share what we learned with TVO audiences."
With season three, The Water Brothers also introduces Dive Deeper, a series of six online interactive experiences that feature in-depth looks at some of the topics and themes found in the series. Each Dive Deeper element will be available after the initial broadcast of the episode corresponding to that theme and provide more information and analysis of that topic.
The Water Brothers was commissioned by TVO and produced by SK Films. Over the past five years, Tyler and Alex have travelled around the globe from the highest peak in Africa to the world's mightiest rivers, deserts, and to the bottom of the ocean, exploring some of the most important water stories of our time. Winners of the BBC Newcomers award at the UK's Wildscreen festival, known as the "Green Oscars", Tyler and Alex strongly believe in ensuring that audiences and particularly young people are aware of the challenges the planet faces in relation to water and the emerging solutions to overcome them. Visit the The Water Brothers and Dive Deeper at thewaterbrothers.ca.
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Video with caption: "Video: The Water Brothers, TVO's eco-adventure documentary series that educates audiences about vital water issues around the world, returns for its third season Tuesdays at 7 pm beginning April 7. The Water Brothers is hosted, written and produced by Tyler and Alex Mifflin.". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOX2C3-kntY
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For further information: Media contact: Paul Ginis, TVO Public Relations Specialist, 416.484.2600 ext. 2445, [email protected]; For SK Films: Chris Allicock, Amberlight Productions Inc., W: 416.694.3131 / C: 416.319.8003, [email protected]