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Sir David Attenborough narrates this critically acclaimed series that dives deep into the marine environment of Planet Earth. Although two-thirds of the world's surface is covered with water, scientists know less about the oceans than they do about the surface of the moon. This limited series travels from various coasts to the poles to examine watery denizens ranging from the gigantic blue whale to microscopic coral polyps.

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Mountain ranges, perpetual night, pressure and temperature extremes create unusual life forms.
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Oceans dominate the world's weather systems while supporting a wide range of life.
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Life on the edge of frozen seas near the North and South poles.
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Half-moon fish; loggerhead turtles; schools of sardines and tuna; vastness of the ocean.
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Examining the fragile ecosystems and colorful life surrounding coral reefs.
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Plankton use sunlight as an energy source in temperate-sea habitats.
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Predators utilize marshes created by tides; finback and humpback whales; sand crabs; surfing snails; dolphins.
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Breeding forces animals to come onto land; eagles; marine iguana; Olive Ridley turtles; killer whales hunt sea lion pups; rockhopper penguins.

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