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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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The sea floor is the world's biggest tsunami machine, and its dangers have remained hidden from view -- until now.
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In maritime warfare, saboteurs are a silent and unseen enemy.
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Undersea empires and relics of their bloody wars lie beneath the waters of the world.
aired 19 days ago
Ships sunk by the Japanese Imperial Navy.
aired 19 days ago
Underwater secrets of ancient Egypt, Loch Ness and the California Gold Rush.
aired 19 days ago
The secrets of lost ancient civilizations come to light when the Mediterranean is drained.
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War, weather and human error have led to some of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history.
aired 48 days ago
Submerged shipwrecks and subterranean secrets reveal the story of New York City's rise.
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Draining the ocean reveals a Basque galleon trading in whale oil; the Spanish empire relies on ships like this one to bring back valuable cargo; draining an Armada wreck off the coast of Ireland reveals a battle for control between Spain and England.
aired 75 days ago
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 goes missing, resulting in the longest, most costly search in aviation history.
aired 75 days ago
Draining the Nile reveals lost secrets of the ancient Egyptian world.
aired 75 days ago
Draining the ocean reveals the Gulf of Mexico's most deadly secrets.
aired 76 days ago
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 76 days ago
The China seas are the most fiercely contested and mysterious waters on the planet.
aired 76 days ago
The hidden secrets of the Nazis are revealed when the oceans covering them are drained using CGI animation.
aired 96 days ago
Stories of clandestine missions conducted beneath the waves have remained hidden from prying eyes for decades, until now.
aired 97 days ago
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.
aired 97 days ago
Exploring evidence of underwater cities, which may be ancient archaeological sites or accidents of geology.
aired 98 days ago
Draining the oceans reveals wrecks awaiting treasure hunters.
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The story of how Rome dominated the world for 500 years by conquering the sea.
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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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