|The Blue Planet|
Join Sir David Attenborough on a definitive exploration of the mysterious bodies of water known as our planet's oceans. From the coasts to the poles, from the reefs to the deep, travel with behemoths like the Blue Whale and microscopic animals like coral polyps to experience the oceans as never before. Witness the sea and its inhabitants at their most fearsome and alluring. View behaviors--captured for the first time--that make this series both breath taking and groundbreaking in its content and scope. An astounding journey into the vast habitats that cover two-thirds of our planet that you will never forget! Two episodes are included on this DVD. "Open Ocean": Explore the largest section of open ocean in the world, where endless blue stretches in every direction, the seabed is a staggering eight kilometers down and the nearest island is 500 kilometers away. There is nothing, save the burning sun above and the blackened abyss below. How, then, does life exist? Meet the creatures that live here and see how they have learned to survive together, including the half-moon fish, the bizarre three-meter-long sun-fish, loggerhead turtles, trigger-fish and more. "The Deep": Go into the deepest recesses of the ocean, a place of mountain ranges, perpetual night, pressure extremes and cold, and the weirdest life forms on our planet. See fish with grotesquely cavernous mouths and cruel teeth that lurk one kilometer below the surface. Investigate the strange role light plays, as a glow in the dark may be meant to attract the opposite sex. Then drop to the floor of the ocean deep, where all manner of primitive creatures crawl across the ooze.
Editor's NoteThis program collects two highly acclaimed productions: THE BLUE PLANET: SEAS OF LIFE, which focuses on the activities underneath the world's vast stretches of water; and PLANET EARTH, which documents the entire globe in extraordinary detail. Please see individual titles for further synopsis information.
|David Attenborough - Narrator|