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Blue Planet II

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 7 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Season 1 follows marine life around the world, from creatures that live in volcanic hot spots on the ocean bed to small predators that scientists believe are as intelligent as chimpanzees.

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Episode 7: Our Blue Planet

Summary

The series concludes with a look at the ways human activity can impact on aquatic wildlife, including albatrosses unwittingly feeding their offspring plastic, mother dolphins with contaminated milk, and communications between animals being disrupted by noise. However, there are signs of hope, including the thriving Norwegian Spring-Spawning Herring, previously on the brink of extinction, and efforts to save endangered species like the whale shark and to preserve the eggs of giant leatherback turtles

Review

The wonders of Blue Planet II have brought pleasure to millions, but not uncomplicated pleasure. Because in the back of our minds has lurked the knowledge that the wonders are, in very many cases, endangered.

“The oceans are under threat now more than ever before in human history,” David Attenborough warns us in this sobering final episode, a look at the human impact on sea life.

He doesn’t simply narrate, he presents, witnessing conservation efforts around the world and hearing scientists deliver sombre news. The effects of plastics, overfishing and climate change come through with real power in a film that may leave you sad, angry and chastened.

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Released on
2017-12-10
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Credits

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PresenterDavid Attenborough
Executive producerJames Honeyborne
Series producerMark Brownlow
ProducerOrla Doherty
ProducerWill Ridgeon

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  • Summary

    The series concludes with a look at the ways human activity can impact on aquatic wildlife, including albatrosses unwittingly feeding their offspring plastic, mother dolphins with contaminated milk, and communications between animals being disrupted by noise. However, there are signs of hope, including the thriving Norwegian Spring-Spawning Herring, previously on the brink of extinction, and efforts to save endangered species like the whale shark and to preserve the eggs of giant leatherback turtles

    Review

    The wonders of Blue Planet II have brought pleasure to millions, but not uncomplicated pleasure. Because in the back of our minds has lurked the knowledge that the wonders are, in very many cases, endangered.

    “The oceans are under threat now more than ever before in human history,” David Attenborough warns us in this sobering final episode, a look at the human impact on sea life.

    He doesn’t simply narrate, he presents, witnessing conservation efforts around the world and hearing scientists deliver sombre news. The effects of plastics, overfishing and climate change come through with real power in a film that may leave you sad, angry and chastened.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2017-12-10
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterDavid Attenborough
    Executive producerJames Honeyborne
    Series producerMark Brownlow
    ProducerOrla Doherty
    ProducerWill Ridgeon
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