The Blue Planet

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  • Coasts

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    Season 1, Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/2001

    The world above the tide line is possibly the most dynamic habitat in the oceans. Constantly in flux, the coasts have few permanent residents but many must return from the open ocean to breed.

  • Tidal Seas

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    Season 1, Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/2001

    Tides dominate marine life, dictating precisely where and when many will breed, and tidal marshes are also one of the most productive parts of the world, yet life is not easy...

  • Coral Seas

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    Season 1, Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/2001

    Bathed in warm, clear tropical water and brilliant sunlight, coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. This is their story, from coral formation into a reef, to ultimate and devastating destruction.

  • Seasonal Seas

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    Season 1, Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/2001

    Following the seasons of the year, this episode explores the effects of the changing power of the sun on marine life in the richest of all the ocean's habitats, the temperate seas.

  • Frozen Seas

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    Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired 10/04/2001

    For the first time, the frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antartic are compared, where the annual freeze and retreat of the sea ice governs the pace of life. With winter temperatures plummeting to 70°C below freezing, relief only comes with the brief respite of spring.

  • Open Ocean

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    Season 1, Episode 3 - Aired 09/26/2001

    In this marine desert there is nothing save the burning sun above and the blackened abyss below - yet here live many of the most spectacular predators in the ocean.

  • The Deep

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    Season 1, Episode 2 - Aired 09/19/2001

    The deep remains the least known of all the ocean habitats. It is an eerie world where animals play hide and seek and where predators with massive teeth and enormous mouths lurk like patient rat-traps, waiting for their prey.

  • The Blue Planet

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    Season 1, Episode 1 - Aired 09/12/2001

    This opening episode touches on all aspects of the oceans to reveal the sheer scale, power and complexity of The Blue Planet.