Blue Planet II by James HoneyborneTake a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean.
Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet.
From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Units spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.
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The sea around him spreads away, miracle-stuffed, glowing with vitality. At 91 years of age, Attenborough looks rather pelagic himself, a wise and crusty father fish propped against the railing to deliver his sermon. But the old energy is still there, the bucking head movements and the lunging, italicized delivery. Blue Planet II , currently screening on BBC America, is among other things a showcase for the probing, insatiable technological spirit of Homo sapiens: drones, suction cameras attached to the backs of killer whales, submersibles carrying film crews to unprecedented depths. And what we want is to see. To see an orca as it takes out 30 herring with one swat of its casually explosive tail.
Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. The science is clear but to improve plastic literacy, we need the arts. We should look instead at the successful fight to save the ozone layer. Blue Planet II reveals what fantastic predators they are. The impact of plastic on the ocean is heartbreaking but the science must be watertight to convince everyone that we need to change. Few fish can survive in these freezing waters, so invertebrates are the dominant predators. A new way to think about this common statement.
Even David Attenborough learned things while filming the series. Sunday evenings are no longer reserved for feelings of existential dread and The Fear - because those two mainstays have to make room for some top class Attenborough gold. Yes, Blue Planet II is finally here, and we can confirm that - yes - it is absolutely brilliant. Well, here are a bunch of hopefully interesting facts to get you going. The episodes are split up by habitat, and the titles are as follows:. In that time amongst crew members there were three weddings, five babies, two further pregnancies and four houses bought.
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The landmark seven-part series promises to bring viewers face to face with new creatures and landscapes beneath the waves, using cutting edge new technology. The team mounted expeditions in 39 countries, on every continent, across every ocean. The crew filmed everywhere from familiar shores to the deepest seas. So deep in fact, that the crew uncovered many discoveries new to science. The crew captured a sequence of eels diving in and out of an underwater lake.