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 Neri (78 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Jason Bates (78 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Brett Bates (78 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Dr. Winston Seth (78 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 H.E.L.E.N. / ... (78 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Dr. Dianne Bates (52 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Cassandra 'Cass' Clayborn / ... (51 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Dr. Hellegren / ... (41 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Dave Hartley / ... (37 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an otherwise deserted island. Early in the first season, Neri befriends two Australian boys: Jason and Brett Bates. This friendship is at first a highly guarded secret due to Neri's fear of other humans. The Bates brothers live in an elaborate underwater research and environmental protection facility called ORCA (the Oceanic Research Center of Australia), located near Port Douglas, Queensland. At the beginning of the series, their mother, Dr. Dianne Bates, has been assigned to ORCA to study whale song in the hopes of facilitating cross-species communication. A significant portion of the series takes place on ORCA itself, and looks at the activities of its inhabitants, which includes the school-aged children of the resident scientists, such as Jason and Brett. Written by adventure

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The Press kit for Series 1 of the show states that Neri's name is a short form of "Nerida" which is Greek and means "A Sea Nymph." See more »

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Much different from other shows..
30 August 2004 | by (Murrieta,California) – See all my reviews

Ocean girl was a show on the Disney Channel that my sister and I used to watch when I was probably like 7 or 8. I really used to love it and looked forward to the new episodes on Monday night. It was about a girl who lived on an island and could actually communicate with a whale who was her best friend. She later met 2 teenage boys that lived on an underwater community with their parents, who studied whales. She also had a sister but she didn't come until later on in the season or maybe even the second season. I remember that she could also hold her breath for like 4 minutes, and she some times talked to her father who was dead, but I forgot how exactly they communicated. There were also these "villain" scientists who were also trying to learn about the whales and were competing with the people from the underwater habitat. It was definitely not your typical show of that day, but it was something that you had to follow and it was really mind boggling.


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