is a Canadian
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television series, produced in Vancouver
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, with first-run episodes broadcast on CBC Television
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starting October 18, 1984 and the Disney Channel
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starting October 7, 1985. One hundred and twenty three installments were filmed, ending in 1989, but the series, perceived as wholesome and exciting fare for older children and adolescents, continued to be seen through the 1990s in numerous countries around the world.
The plots of the episodes followed the exploits of the Roberts family, led by marine veterinarian Grant "Doc" Roberts, and his two children, Nicole and Jonah. The 30-minute episodes featured the Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.The Vancouver...
in nearly every installment.
Most episodes focused on environmental issues such as pollution
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, wildlife endangerment and forest preservation.
The series was also broadcast in Poland (Niebezpieczna zatoka), Czechoslovakia (with Slovak dubbing - Nebezpečný záliv), Iceland (subtitled on state TV channel Sjónvarpið
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and named "Háskaslóðir"), Cuba (named Bahía Peligra), Sweden (subtitled on state TV and named Äventyr i bukten), Germany and the Netherlands (subtitled), and in France (named Cap Danger).
- Donnelly Rhodes
Donnelly Rhodes is a Canadian actor. He recently starred as Doctor Cottle on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. Before Battlestar Galactica he was probably best known to American audiences as the lovestruck, hapless escaped convict "Dutch Leitner" on the 1970s soap-opera...
as Dr. Grant "Doc" Roberts
- Susan Walden
Susan Walden is a film and television actress. She started her career on The Young and the Restless in the early 1970s, and is best known for her role as J.L. Duval on the hit Canadian TV Show Danger Bay...
as J. L. Duval
- Christopher Crabb as Jonah Roberts
- Ocean Hellman as Nicole Roberts
- Hagan Beggs as Dr. George Dunbar
- Michele B. Chan as Dr. Donna Chen
- Deborah Wakeham as Joyce Carter