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The Blue Planet

The blue whale is a perfect symbol for the oceans: the vast blue expanse that dominates our planet whilst still remaining largely unexplored and mysterious. Yet 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. This first episode demonstrates the sheer scale, power and complexity of the 'Blue Planet'.

Airdates

  • 2018-07-03T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-03T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-04T22:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-05T05:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-08T08:00:00-07:00
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The Blue Planet

The blue whale is a perfect symbol for the oceans: the vast blue expanse that dominates our planet whilst still remaining largely unexplored and mysterious. Yet 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. This first episode demonstrates the sheer scale, power and complexity of the 'Blue Planet'.

  • 2018-07-03T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-03T19:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-04T22:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-05T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-08T08:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

The Deep

A place of mountain ranges, perpetual night, pressure extremes and cold... and the weirdest life forms on our planet. A true voyage into the unknown with constant surprises in store. Fish with grotesquely cavernous mouths and cruel teeth lurk one kilometre below the surface. Any light is living light, but a glow in the dark may be meant to attract the opposite sex, unless it is the deep-sea angler fish who already has her mate conveniently fused to the end of her nose. On the floor of the ocean deep, all manner of primitive creatures crawl across the ooze.

  • 2018-07-10T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-10T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-11T22:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-12T05:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-15T08:00:00-07:00
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Open Ocean

A void. Endless blue stretches in every direction. The sea bed is a staggering eight kilometres deeper down and the nearest island is 500 kilometres away. There is nothing save the burning sun above and the blackened abyss below. How, then, does life exist? Finding the only shelter under floating matter, half-moon fish pick off parasites from the bizarre three-metre-long sun-fish; loggerhead turtles pause to nibble particles on a log; huge schools of sardine, yellow-tails and trigger-fish bring the number sheltering under the flotsam to their thousands.

  • 2018-07-17T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-17T19:00:00-07:00
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