Two Miles Deep

The film runs 27 minutes, and can be viewed here:

Syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey is best known for his daily comic strip Shermans Lagoon, which explores themes ranging from pop culture to ocean conservation through the eyes of a cast of sea creatures living in an imaginary lagoon. In June of 2014, Jim was invited by the Duke University Marine Lab to be a "cartoonist-in-residence" aboard the famed deep submersible vehicle Alvin. Two Miles Deep is an account of his dive to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. In this 27-minute film, we discover, from the perspective of a cartoonist, through video and animation, that the deep ocean is a world full of beauty and complexity.