STK-ID 30711

Various shots of fisheries patrol boat "Comox Post", men preparing to secure 21'6" basking shark, its tail visible alongside boat. CU of back of shark, harpoon sticking out. Shot of Dr Murray Newman, curator of Vancouver Public Aquarium and Don Brooks, captain of the "Comox Post" on deck, looking out at sea, studying chart. Shot of mate Vic Johnson searching sea with binoculars, pointing to something. Rear shot of captain spinning ship's wheel. Various shots of rope hammock in water near pier, of shark being lifted in hammock, of Dr Murray Newman and Captain Don Brooks examining it, of shark being trundled into cannery shed. LAS of sign "Kildonan Cannery". MCS of harpoon being sharpened. Rough BOATING SHOT of craggy rock sticking out of water, waves smashing against it. Closer shot of several walruses basking in sun. Front shot of "Comox Post" at anchor, of name, of men at railing. CU of chart, hands pointing to various features. Close two-shot of Dr Newman and Captain Brooks. Rear HAS of engineer Barney Ririe throwing harpoon, striking shark. LS of fin breaking water after harpooning. Shot of shark being moved by two fork lift trucks in Vancouver. Shots of Dr L. Schultz, curator of fishes of US National Museum and his assistant. Shot of John Widner measuring shark.


Excerpt from
Shark Hunt
Barkley Sound, Vancouver (city), Kildonan
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080