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Member, Submerged Cultural Resources Unit

National Park Service

HQ Phone: (202) 565-1200

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National Park Service

1849 C Street Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20240

United States

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More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. The National Park Service has cared for ... more

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Biscayne National Park

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Elkhorn Reef Biscayne National Park Picture by John Brooks of NPS


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Daniel Lenihan and John D. Brooks, who work with the National Park Service Submerged Cultural Resources Unit and are co-authors of Underwater Wonders of the National Parks, also recommend the snorkeling opportunities in a pair of far-flung parks-War in the Pacific National Historical Park on the island of Guam (671-477-9362) and National Park of American Samoa (011-684-633-7082).

Lenihan, Brooks, and other Park Service officials from these watery parks hope that each visitor will become an advocate for conservation and the stringent controls needed to preserve these underwater wonders.
Written by Daniel Lenihan, director of the NPS Submerged Cultural Resource Unit, and John D. Brooks, an underwater photographer with the unit, the book details the watery wonders of the park system, from the coral reefs of the Caribbean to the icebergs in Alaska.

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In our October 1999 cover story, we profiled John Brooks of the National Park Service and his work chronicling life at the bottom of Alaska's Glacier Bay.

Underwater Wonders of the National Parks book review by "U.S. National/State Parks" guide from About.com

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John Brooks has been an underwater photographer and cinematographer with the National Park Service since 1992, and his works have appeared in a number of national publications.

As someone who once did a fair amount of snorkeling and scuba diving, I have to admit that the book opened my eyes to the great variety of opportunities available within the national park system.I was aware of many dive sites in coastal areas like Florida, California, and the Virgin Islands, but I was not aware of the many sites at the lakes and rivers in inland parks like Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Amistad National Recreation Area, and even some of the Great Lakes parks like Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.
A few of the dives described in book are off-limits to all divers except research and protection personnel, but the authors felt they were too important to omit.It was particularly interesting to read the narrative of the National Park Service dive to survey the remains of the USS Arizona, which was bombed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor.For the diver the Arizona emerges from the gloom as some surreal metallic structure of monstrous proportions. And from a later passage, there be something about experiencing the scene of a violent act while swimming underwater.


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John Brooks , an information/education specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service , is ìon loanî to the National Park Service as the director/producer and underwater shooter for the Glacier Bay project.His production team includes Dr. Philip Hooge and Jeff Mondragon of the U.S. Geological Survey.The production schedule will be three 10-day shoots in June , July and August.Post-production will take place early next year , with delivery of a finished production for the summer 2001 season.

Brooks , a veteran documentary cameraman and director , was a full-time producer/director of interpretive programs for the National Park Service for many years prior to his current assignment.His camera work has been seen on many networks , including the Discovery Channel , ABC , NBC and CBS , and he has won several Telly Awards.Earlier this spring , he used Panasonicís AJ-D910WA 2/3î 3-CCD EFP/ENG DVCPRO50 camcorder to document the release of condors in the rugged Sespe Condor Sanctuary near the town of Fillmore in Ventura County , CA.
High-definition is a great fit for this project , î said Brooks.Video has traditionally behaved well underwater , because water performs like a huge light-diffusing tent.There are no harsh highlights underwater.But what video lacked , versus film , was vivid colors and high-resolution.Now , HD has restored the vibrancy of colors and incredible detail to a medium that inherently works well submerged.
Also , HDTV offers production immediacies we could never achieve with film.
The AJ-HDC20A , Brooks noted , will be subjected to the harshest environment save the moonî on this shoot , conditions he described as ìhigh humidity , salt water and bouncing boats.î The underwater housing for the camcorder is being supplied by Pace Technologies.

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