Blue Planet II: A New World of Hidden Depths

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  • Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviors, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. With 300 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise—not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.



    James Honeyborne, executive producer of Blue Planet II, was series producer on the BBC’s Africa, and his other television credits include Wildlife on One and The Natural World. He is also director of feature-length wildlife drama Meerkats: The Movie. Mark Brownlow is the series producer of Blue Planet II. He was a producer on Planet Earthand has produced many natural history documentaries for the BBC, including Hidden Kingdoms and Ocean Giants. David Attenboroughis a naturalist who is best known for writing and presenting the LIfe series, as well as narrating The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, and Planet Earth.