“The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” by Claire Nouvian
Claire Nouvian is a freelance writer and film director. She began her career as a wildlife journalist before moving into television and publishing. Claire has spent the past seven years making science and wildlife documentaries, travelling all over the world whilst working on series such as Untamed Asia, The Intruders and Wild Nights. A long-term fascination with the sea and her intensive practice of scuba diving led her to specialize in underwater films with a valued commitment to the award-winning documentary Night Underwater. She has collaborated on the film Microcean, the underwater continuation of the international success Microcosmos by producer Jacques Perrin. Following a decisive collaboration with MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) over three years ago, she has focused on unveiling mysteries in the deep sea to the French public. She just finished making a documentary on the recycling of whale carcasses at the sea floor for the European educational channel ARTE and is involved in other projects, which include the construction of a small photographic sphere with French high school students.