Blue Planet - Seas of Life 1 Season 2001
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1. The Blue Planet The ocean's influence dominates the world's weather systems and supports an enormous range of life. This first episode demonstrates the sheer scale, power and complexity of the "Blue Planet".
2. The Deep On the floor of the ocean deep, primitive creatures crawl across the ooze. A place of mountain ranges, perpetual night, pressure extremes, the ocean floor is home to the weirdest life forms on our planet.
3. Open Ocean Endless blue stretches in every direction. The sea bed is a staggering eight kilometers deeper 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?
4. Frozen Seas Life on the edge of a frozen sea is tough. Ice at both poles is constantly moving, and in winter freezes solid with air temperatures 70°C below freezing. Only in spring, with the retreating ice and light reaching the water, does life begin again.
5. Seasonal Seas Shafts of sunlight are the vital source of energy used by the countless billions of plankton that grow every spring and summer in the world's temperate sea, the richest of all habitats.
6. Coral Seas Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea; fish compete for food, territory and mates within this oasis of life. Incredible time-lapse photography shows the dramatic formation of a coral reef, portraying its inhabitants and its ultimate destruction.
7. Tidal Seas Tidal marshes are one of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy: predators are attracted to these enormous quantities of food, forcing animals to seek constant protection from attack.
8. Coasts The boundary between land and sea is an exciting place, with seabirds, turtles, and marine mammals constantly coming and going.
A masterpiece, I must have watched this a dozen times alreadyPublished 11 days ago by Thomas A. Overstreet
Great compliment to our classroom discussion of aquatic biomes!Published 15 days ago by Seton Hall Prep
Is there anything left to be said about documentaries that are narrated/researched/produced/directed by this genius? This man is brilliant and the DVD footage is spectacularPublished 24 days ago by Ara kahramanian
One of Attenborough's best. I saw parts of this series as it was broadcast on PBS, and bought the entire series when it became available. Wonderful to watch!Published 24 days ago by Maxwell T. Sandford
beautiful photography and a real complement to The Planet EarthPublished 26 days ago by book and movie buyer
Top Quality Entertainment and Educational for slightly more than five dollars a disc in this 5 disc set. Beautifully packaged also. Read morePublished 1 month ago by oscar