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  • Prof. Wurl and documentary makers Martin Koddenberg and Alexander Lahl, while preparing for an interview shooting at the Wilhelmshaven Nassau harbour (from left to right) [Image: Sibet Riexinger, ICBM]

Slime Film

Slimy remnants and excretions of marine organisms form a wafer-thin surface layer almost everywhere on the global oceans. This delicate pellicle is investigated by ICBM marine chemist Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl.

Shooting for a new documentary series at the ICBM’s Wilhelmshaven site
Slimy remnants and excretions of marine organisms form a wafer-thin surface layer almost everywhere on the global oceans. This delicate pellicle is investigated by ICBM marine chemist Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl. The thin surface layer influences the exchange of gases and heat between the ocean and atmosphere, which also may affect weather and climate substantially.

„Slime“ in all its occurences is at present one main focus of mobyDOK, a many times awarded Berlin documentary film enterprise. Inspired by the „Buch vom Schleim“(The Book of Slime) by the German science writer Susanne Wedlich, during their investigations the film makers also came across professor Wurl. Without further ado they contacted Wurl, which eventually ended up in the recent shooting for the documentary in Wilhelmshaven.

Being produced as a possible pilot for a new documentary series, the film is expected to be broadcast in autum 2021.
 

(Changed: 2021-04-30)