DeAnna Morris won the the “Best Editing” award in AOOS’s 2014 Short Film Contest for her film The Science Behind Managing Shark Populations in Alaskan Waters. She produced the film in collaboration with Paul Hillman (cinematographer), Heather Wright (project manager), Kate Naughten (Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Communications), and Rebecca Ferro (Assistant Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Communications).
In the film, shark biologist Cindy Tribuzio explains the science behind figuring out the age of a shark – in this case – the Pacific spiny dogfish, and finding out their range and areas that they travel. The Pacific spiny dogfish is one of the three species of sharks that NOAA Fisheries manages in the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Aleutian Islands area.
DeAnna Morris produces and edits science videos for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on environmental restoration, seafood sustainability, species conservation and marine protected areas.
See the full list of contest films.