Into the deep

Trailer for Blanc­pain am­bas­sador Lau­rent Ballesta’s documentary un­veiled.

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A teaser trailer was re­cently re­leased for the film, The Grouper Mys­tery, a documentary made with Blanc­pain am­bas­sador Lau­rent Ballesta with sup­port from the watch man­u­fac­turer.

The film is based on the Gombessa II deep-div­ing ex­pe­di­tion un­der­taken by Ballesta The first im­ages from that ex­pe­di­tion were shown at the Oc­to­ber 2014 Blanc­pain Ocean Com­mit­ment event in An­tibes. And ear­lier in the sum­mer, the of­fi­cial teaser trailer for the documentary was pre­miered on the Euro­pean TV chan­nel ARTE.

Gombessa II,THE Grouper Mys­tery took place at the South pass of the atoll of Fakar­ava, in the Tuamotu Ar­chi­pel­ago, French Poly­ne­sia. The heart of the mis­sion was to cap­ture a unique ag­gre­ga­tion of mar­bled groupers of the Pacific and il­lus­trate how their spawn­ing plays a key role in the bal­ance of the la­goon ecosys­tem.

Thou­sands of the fish some­how hear a deep call once a year on the July full moon, to come ag­gre­gate and mate for an ex­tremely brief and spec­tac­u­lar mo­ment. Ballesta did a 24-hour ex­plo­ration dive at a depth of more than 20 me­tre to study this wild ecosys­tem.

The video clip is avail­able to view now on Blanc­pain’s web­site. The watch brand says that an English-lan­guage teaser will be avail­able soon, thought has not said when to ex­pect it.

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