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Blue Planet, 1, The Blue Planet
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produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
The oceans are an essential part of our lives. Their influence dominates the world's weather systems. They also support an enormous range of life, from the largest whales to the smallest plankton; whilst still remaining largely unexplored and mysterious. Discover the sheer scale, power and complexity of the Blue P...
produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 2, The Deep
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produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
Journey into the abyss to see strange creatures, many of which are new to science. Including terrifying fish with massive teeth that eat prey twice their size and strange jellyfish that flash in the darkness. See the deep sea sharks that have never been filmed before and discover the submerged mountain ranges and...
produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 3, Open Ocean
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produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 48 mins
The Open Ocean covers more than 360 million square kilometres. Much of this huge expanse of seawater is marine desert with virtually no sign of life. Yet somehow life survives out here. We follow the extraordinary path of the yellowfin tuna from its beginnings as a tiny egg until it becomes a 400 pound, voracious...
produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 48 mins
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Blue Planet, 4, Frozen Seas
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produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
Life on the edge of a frozen sea is tough. Pack-ice at both poles is constantly on the move, and in winter it freezes solid. Only in spring, does life begin again. Witness the plankton bloom and how this feeds vast hordes of migrating fish, birds, whales, seals and polar bears. Walruses also rake the seabed for cl...
produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 5, Seasonal Seas
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produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
Sunlight is the vital source of energy used by the countless billions of plankton which live in the world's temperate sea. Forests of giant kelp harbour thousands of animals. Sharks, Sea otters, brilliantly coloured anemones, squid and exquisite leafy dragons are just a few of the creatures that live in this cool,...
produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 6, Coral Seas
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produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. They are rich oases of life; the competition is highly visible as brightly coloured fish compete for food, territory and mates. But the corals themselves are also dynamic. With incredible time-lapse photography we show the dramatic formation of a coral reef and its ultim...
produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 7, Tidal Seas
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produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
Tidal marshes are among the most productive habitats on Earth. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy. Relief comes with the crashing waves, as the tides flow once more. Between the tides, when the sands become depleted of food and air, the worms, clams and shrimps must endure the expected...
produced by Andy Byatt, 1959-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 49 mins
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Blue Planet, 8, Coasts
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produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 48 mins
From the open oceans, millions of seabirds are forced to come onto land to breed, bringing coastal areas to vivid life. Sea eagles steal kittiwake chicks from their nesting ledges. Turtles lay their eggs in the sand and marine mammals haul themselves out to fight on the beaches. In an unforgettable sequence, sea-l...
produced by Alastair Fothergill, 1960-, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Blue Planet, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001), 48 mins
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