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Maritime mysteries -- old and new -- come to life in this 10-episode 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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Long-lost ships reveal the race to find gold in the California and Klondike gold rushes.
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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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Submerged shipwrecks and subterranean secrets reveal the story of New York City's rise.
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Draining the ocean reveals the Gulf of Mexico's most deadly secrets.
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The China seas are the most fiercely contested and mysterious waters on the planet.
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The secrets of lost ancient civilizations come to light when the Mediterranean is drained.
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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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Exploring evidence of underwater cities, which may be ancient archaeological sites or accidents of geology.
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 goes missing, resulting in the longest, most costly search in aviation history.
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Shedding light on German U-Boats, the world's first stealth weapons.
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Draining the oceans reveals wrecks awaiting treasure hunters.
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Undersea empires and relics of their bloody wars lie beneath the waters of the world.
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The sea floor is the world's biggest tsunami machine, and its dangers have remained hidden from view -- until now.
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War, weather and human error have led to some of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history.
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In maritime warfare, saboteurs are a silent and unseen enemy.
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An investigation into Mother Nature's fury and the effects of her wrath.
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Sunken ships decisively influence World War I, and the impacts even change the course of the Second World War.
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The latest technology reveals lost treasure on the high seas.
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Science unlocks the secrets of the world's sunken lost cities.

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