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Maritime mysteries -- old and new -- come to life in this series, combining scientific data and digital re-creations to reveal shipwrecks, treasures, and sunken cities on the bottom of lakes, seas and oceans around the world. Innovative technology allows viewers to see what lies on the floors of large bodies of water such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Nile, the Indian Ocean, the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean as if they had been drained. Then, in a quest to explain natural wonders and man-made catastrophes, stories tell of how vessels sank, what ancient geological formations reveal about life on Earth, where Nazi secrets now reside, and why so many continue to search for the legendary city of Atlantis.

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Chicago's extraordinary past emerges from the waters of Lake Michigan.
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Exploring evidence of underwater cities, which may be ancient archaeological sites or accidents of geology.
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Draining the ocean reveals the Gulf of Mexico's most deadly secrets.
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Draining the Nile reveals lost secrets of the ancient Egyptian world.
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Pirates, gangsters and other villains have been swallowed up by the sea; cutting-edge technology reveals the secrets of the sea floor and exposes the shaky ground on which humans live.
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The hidden secrets of the Nazis are revealed when the oceans covering them are drained using CGI animation.
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The Ring of Fire is an area in the Pacific Ocean where volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis form; the ocean is drained to reveal the geological forces behind natural disasters and to uncover threats along the coast of Seattle, Tokyo and New Zealand.
aired 89 days ago
Using computer-generated imagery, the Cold War's lost nuclear weapons are revealed on ocean floors, along with evidence of secret nuclear confrontations.
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An expedition uses sonar technology to map sunken Allied vessels off the Normandy Coast; there are more than a hundred shipwrecks in the English Channel of the landing craft and ships that took part in the Normandy landings on D-Day.
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Adolf Hitler's plans to dominate the oceans slowly unravel in a series of disastrous battles; now it is revealed how the Third Reich's mighty fleet finally sank beneath the waves.
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New insights from the seabed reveal how the Allies won World War II.
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The plug is pulled on Scotland's famous lake to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries -- the identity of the Loch Ness monster.
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After vanishing in the Baltic over 450 years ago, a formidable battleship reveals secrets.
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A high-tech survey reveals the dark secrets of U.S. nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.
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How Japan dominated the Pacific during World War II, crushing the Allies.
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Maritime archaeologists and historians search for the lost wrecks of the American Civil War.
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Shedding light on German U-Boats, the world's first stealth weapons.
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The story of how Rome dominated the world for 500 years by conquering the sea.
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A high-tech expedition searches for the iconic wrecks of the Battle of the Pacific, including the USS Lexington and the USS Indianapolis; funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the expedition explains some of the greatest WWII mysteries.
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The hidden secrets of World War I's most powerful weapons are revealed by draining the North Sea.
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Submerged shipwrecks and subterranean secrets reveal the story of New York City's rise.

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