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A journey into the deep...

The ultimate guide to the oceans, revealing species, behaviours and habitats never before seen.

More is known about the surface of the moon than the deep oceans on Earth, yet the sea constitutes two thirds of our planet.

The oceans are an integral part of our lives. Their influence dominates the world’s weather systems. They support an enormous range of life, from the largest whales to the smallest plankton, from hordes of sea birds to lonely, deep-sea fish. All this is governed by a complex system of biological and physical forces.

Each 50-minute programme peers into this watery world, with spectacular footage exploring shores and shallows teeming with life and uncovering unseen depths.

Chronicling the mysteries of the deep, coastline populations, sea mammals, tidal and climatic influences and the complete biological system that revolves around the world’s oceans, The Blue Planet is the definitive exploration of the marine world.