There are 10,000 times more living organisms in the oceans than there are stars in the Universe. Covering over two-thirds of our planet, oceans hold clues to the mysteries of our past and survival of our future. But the secrets of our oceans have remained largely undiscovered…until now! Filmed in stunning High Definition in some of the most beautiful, diverse and threatened seas on our planet, OCEANS premieres exclusively on Discovery HD beginning Sunday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Travelling across the world to the Southern Ocean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the Sea of Cortez, the Arctic Ocean and the Mediterranean, this eight-part series ventures into some of the planet’s most challenging environments to build up a timely global picture of our world’s most magnificent – and least understood – vital asset.
Oceans are the blue life-blood of the world, vital for the health of the planet and everything that lives on it. With a mission to uncover the clues to what the world’s oceans used to look like before they were exploited, a team of ocean experts – explorer and expedition leader Paul Rose, maritime archaeologist Dr. Lucy Blue, marine biologist Tooni Mahto and conservationist Philippe Cousteau Jr. (grandson of Jacques Cousteau) – undertake a journey to discover the world beneath the waves.
Venturing fearlessly into some of the planet’s most treacherous habitats, the team descends beneath frozen Arctic ice-sheets and into mysterious black holes of the Bahamas. They dive the tannin-stained waters of the Southern Ocean in search of rarely-seen deep-sea creatures, and into hazardous sea caves to reveal our oceans’ uncharted history.
Using cutting-edge technology, they explore ancient wrecks that tell tales of piracy and go in search of some of the world’s most endangered species. See how remote controlled model helicopters investigate the germs in a whale’s sneeze and dive into unique geological cave formations that reveal the chequered history of one of the planet’s most ancient seas.
From the striking but gentle turquoise seas of the Caribbean to the icy-cold Arctic, the OCEANS team lives together on a dive boat, sharing their achievements and frustrations as they push themselves in search of answers. Our oceans are changing faster than ever and there’s never been a better time than now to explore the last true wilderness on Earth.