The Galathea Explores the Deepest Deep Sea

Hakon Mielche, Denmark, 1952

21 min.DK/DocumentaryExpeditions

Description of the work on the "Galathea", the ship of the Danish deep sea expedition which from 1950 to 1952 sailed round the world to explore the greatest depths of the sea. Specimens of water are analysed and specimens of the bottom where the life of bacteria is studies. The productivity of plankton in the sea is investigated, and lastly it is proved that life exists at a depth of 10.000 metres (about 33.000 feet). Specimens of animals living under this enourmous pressure are found and demonstrated in the film. The bottom of the Philippine Depth is charted.
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Original title Galatheas arbejde i Philippinerdybet
Danish title Galatheas arbejde i Philippinerdybet
Other titles Galathea ved Philipinergarven
Director Hakon Mielche
Director of Photography Hakon Mielche, Peter Rasmussen, Høyer, Mogens
Production country Denmark
Production company Galathea-Ekspeditionen
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 232 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 15.09.1952
Cinemas Dagmar


Production company Galathea-Ekspeditionen
Commissioned by Statens Filmcentral
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Hakon Mielche


Cinematography Hakon Mielche
Cinematography Peter Rasmussen
Cinematography Høyer, Mogens

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