Discovery Science dives into the sea this June

Beneath the world’s water lurks death, disaster and never-before-seen species. This June Discovery Science uncovers what is really going on down below.

DEEPWATER DISASTER (June 5) follows the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster that put BP in the headlines and severely damaged the Gulf of Mexico.

DECADE OF DISCOVERY (June 26) showcases the 10 most extraordinary species from land and sea out of the quarter of a million new species discovered in the last decade.

DEATH OF THE OCEANS (June 30) reveals how our actions are pushing the world’s oceans ever closer to the brink of destruction. Additionally, come up for air with MONUMENTAL CHALLENGE (June 8) to see six of the world’s greatest monuments restored to their full splendour.

 

June programming highlights for Discovery Science include:

 

NEW SERIES:

 

MONUMENTAL CHALLENGE

Wednesday’s at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 8

Six of the world’s greatest monuments are restored to their full splendour in MONUMENTAL CHALLEGE. In the six-part series, the Sydney Harbour Bridge hosts a huge picnic; the Eiffel Tower rebuilds its original hydraulic elevator system; Big Ben examines a threat to its very fabric; and the Taj Mahal races to get ready for the Commonwealth Games. Go behind the scenes to follow the highs and lows of making these monuments great again.

 

NEW SPECIALS:

 

DEEPWATER DISASTER

Sun., June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. While the world focused on BP, beneath the waves a DEEPWATER DISASTER was taking place. This one-hour special follows the events of the disaster and the efforts to deal with the resulting damage, featuring interviews with investigators, BP, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the engineers and oil men at the heart of the operation. Learn about the engineering challenges and improvisations made including using household junk, discarded steel boxes and giant underwater cutting shears to stop the oil.

 

DECADE OF DISCOVERY                                                                      

Sun., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the last decade, scientists and explorers have discovered a staggering quarter of a million new species, and DECADE OF DISCOVERY showcases the most extraordinary in a special Top 10. The one-hour special features creatures that no one dreamed ever existed. The world’s longest insect, almost as long as a human arm; one of the rarest mammals on Earth, the pygmy three-toed sloth; and the carnivorous pitcher plant, big enough for a fist to fit right inside are stories that prove Earth can still surprise us.

 

DEATH OF THE OCEANS                                               

Thurs., June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Sir David Attenborough reveals how our actions are pushing the world’s oceans ever closer to the brink of destruction in DEATH OF THE OCEANS. The Census of Marine Life is the most comprehensive inventory of the world’s ocean and draws on the work of 2,000 scientists from 90 countries. The one-hour special will transform how we see the world’s oceans, giving a better picture of what lives there, our impact and what the future holds.

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