The Blue Planet

  • Premiered: Sep 2001
  • Episodes: 8
  • Followers: 140
  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • Wednesday at 20
  • Documentary


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Season 1
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Air date
Sep 12, 2001
Experience the power of the blue whale - the largest mammal ever to grace our planet. Learn how the sun and moon help control and tame the ocean. Travel far and wide - from the Eastern .. show full overview
The Deep
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Air date
Sep 19, 2001
A place of mountain ranges, perpetual night, pressures extremes and cold... and the weirdest life forms on our planet. Dive into the depths of the ocean, an eerie world where predators .. show full overview
Open Ocean
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Air date
Sep 26, 2001
In the immense space of the open ocean the sea bed is a staggering five miles below the surface and the nearest island is over 300 miles away. Yet here live many of the most spectacular .. show full overview
Frozen Seas
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Air date
Oct 03, 2001
An environment where only the toughest survive, the Arctic and Antarctic are unrelenting habitats. Only in spring does life begin again. Plankton blooms and feeds fast hordes of .. show full overview
Seasonal Seas
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Oct 10, 2001
As the days grow longer, billions of microscopic plankton bloom under the blazing sun. Here in the temperate seas, three-ton basking sharks graze among forests of giant kelp - the .. show full overview
Coral Seas
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Oct 17, 2001
Bathed in bright sunlight and warm clear water, the coral reef is a rich oasis of life - the rainforest of the sea. Bizarrely adorned harlequin shrimp carry off a starfish several times .. show full overview
Tidal Seas
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Oct 24, 2001
The sun and moon move billions of tons of water with every turn of the tide. The strongest tides empty entire bays, smash trees on riverbanks, and strand sea creatures on suddenly dry .. show full overview
1x8 Show finale
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Air date
Oct 31, 2001
From rocky cliffs to gentle dunes, the coasts are always changing. Day in and day out, they are battered by crashing waves. Seabirds come here by the thousands to nest, while baby .. show full overview

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