Blue Planet II by James HoneyborneTake a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean.
Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet.
From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Units spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II 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.
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The sea around him spreads away, miracle-stuffed, glowing with vitality. At 91 years of age, Attenborough looks rather pelagic himself, a wise and crusty father fish propped against the railing to deliver his sermon. But the old energy is still there, the bucking head movements and the lunging, italicized delivery. Blue Planet II , currently screening on BBC America, is among other things a showcase for the probing, insatiable technological spirit of Homo sapiens: drones, suction cameras attached to the backs of killer whales, submersibles carrying film crews to unprecedented depths. And what we want is to see.
Like its predecessor, The Blue Planet , it is narrated and presented by naturalist Sir David Attenborough ,  while the main music score was composed by Hans Zimmer. Composer Hans Zimmer returned to score the series. In a press release, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke said: "'Bloom' was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it's great to be able to come full circle with the song. The premiere of the series took place at Bristol's Cinema de Lux on 11 October , with special guest appearance by Attenborough alongside with the producers and wildlife experts. The series was critically acclaimed  and gained the highest UK viewing figure for ,
Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. The science is clear but to improve plastic literacy, we need the arts. We should look instead at the successful fight to save the ozone layer. Blue Planet II reveals what fantastic predators they are. The impact of plastic on the ocean is heartbreaking but the science must be watertight to convince everyone that we need to change. Few fish can survive in these freezing waters, so invertebrates are the dominant predators. A new way to think about this common statement.
Marine plastic pollution burst into the public consciousness when Blue Planet II aired. Have we made any headway? Professor Richard Thompson, who discovered microplastic ocean pollution, explains. As well as enjoying the series and using clips in my teaching, as a scientist I have been delighted to contribute ideas and help with fact checks. Blue Planet II took a critical step by also highlighting the challenges affecting our oceans.
Even David Attenborough learned things while filming the series. Sunday evenings are no longer reserved for feelings of existential dread and The Fear - because those two mainstays have to make room for some top class Attenborough gold. Yes, Blue Planet II is finally here, and we can confirm that - yes - it is absolutely brilliant. Well, here are a bunch of hopefully interesting facts to get you going. The episodes are split up by habitat, and the titles are as follows:. In that time amongst crew members there were three weddings, five babies, two further pregnancies and four houses bought. Busy in more ways than one.