Fincham, Michael W. 2011. UM-SG-DV-2011-01. $24.95.
Michael W. Fincham producer/director; Jack Greer and Dan Terlizzi, executive producers. 2008. UM-SG-DV-2008-03. $7.50.
Green crabs from the Baltic Sea. Zebra mussels and rapa whelks from the Black Sea. Seagrasses from Japan. Clams from Korea. Dozens of alien species are infiltrating hundreds of American harbors, bays, and rivers. Do these invaders pose a threat to the Chesapeake Bay and its complex ecosystem?
Fincham, Michael W., producer/director; Jack Greer and Dan Terlizzi, executive producers. 2008. UM-SG-DV-2008-04. $5.00.
9 minutes, DVD. Arriving in the Great Lakes in the ballast of a ship, the tiny zebra mussel soon spread down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. This film describes zebra mussels in the U.S. and details the steps that boaters can take to prevent their further spread.
Fincham, Michael, writer/producer. 2008. UM-SG-DV-2008-01. $10.00.
Produced in 1994; released on DVD in 2008. 30 minutes. Follows a handful of crusading fishermen who work to spread the gospel of catch and release among all those recreational fishermen who go out casting and trolling and chumming for fish in our inshore and offshore coastal waters.
Fincham, Michael, writer/producer. 2008. UM-SG-DV-2008-02. $14.95.
Produced in 1990; released on DVD in 2008. 20 minutes. Keeping score is a big part of sports. But for sport fishing we need a new scorecard, says Lefty Kreh, a writer and fly fisherman extraordinaire. The best way to score is to release fish back into the bay. Lefty demonstrates the tools and techniques for catching and releasing striped bass and bluefish.
Lloyd, Robin, Producer; Coordinating Producer, Susan Jacobson; Executive Producer, Michael English. 2003. Produced by Maryland Public Television and the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Distributed by special arrangement through Maryland Sea Grant. 2007. UM-SG-DP-2007-01. $10.00.
Produced in 2003; released on DVD in 2007. 27 minutes. This documentary begins with an evocation of the Bay as it was in the past and then questions what it could be in the future. Drawing on the innovative Chesapeake Futures report, the video describes different scenarios for the Bay in the year 2030, depending on what choices we make in the first decades of the 21st century.
Fincham, Michael, writer/producer. 2007. UM-SG-DV-2007-02. $24.95.
Produced in 1985; released on DVD in 2007. 39 minutes. Still informative and relevant today, this environmental mystery story investigates what was killing the seagrasses here in the Chesapeake Bay, the country's largest and richest estuary. A dozen species were disappearing, and when scientists began to search they came up with some unexpected answers that changed our understanding of the Chesapeake.
Fincham, Michael W. and Maryland Public Television, co-producers. 2007. UM-SG-DV-2007-01. $24.95.
Produced in 2001; released on DVD in 2007. 59 minutes. When watermen find wounded fish along a lonely river in Maryland, they kick off a scientific debate and an environmental crisis. A mysterious microbe might -- or might not -- be causing sick fish and sick people. The results: panic, a crackdown on farmers, and $40 million in lost sales for the seafood and tourism industries.
Fincham, Michael, writer/producer. 2007. UM-SG-DV-2007-03. $24.95.
Produced in 1991; released on DVD in 2007. 58 minutes. Watershed captures the early days of the campaign to clean up Chesapeake Bay. Here, telling the story in their own words, are some of the early voices -- the citizens and scientists, the politicians, farmers, and fishermen who spoke up and went to work to save the Bay.
Fincham, Michael W., producer/director and Jack Greer, producer. 2005. UM-SG-DV-2005-01. $24.95.
Produced in 1997; released on DVD in 2005. 30 minutes. An environmental mystery story that follows the work of scientists specializing in invasion ecology. Dozens of alien species are infiltrating hundreds of American harbors, bays, and estuaries. Green crabs, zebra mussels, toxic dinoflagellates, and dozens of other aliens are altering the ecology and commercial fisheries of our coastal ecosystems.