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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 6: Coasts

Summary

Footage of animals that live on the coast, including sea lions working in packs to hunt tuna in the shallows and moray eels that venture out of the water to seek out food on dry rocks. Puffins must brave predators to bring a mouthful of food back to their young and king penguins go without food for a month while they moult. Plus, footage of the bizarre Leaping Blenny, a fish that hates the water

Review

Where do you start when there are so many great sequences of weirdly wild drama in this instalment? How about with the plucky puffin, who has to dodge fiendish arctic skuas trying to steal the fish he has flown 30 miles to catch, and 30 miles back again to feed his chick. Puffins are so plumply endearing you can’t help feeling for the little chap.

The theme here is the coast, and there is a bizarre, extraordinary scene involving sea lions in the Galapagos that use teamwork and planning to catch tuna almost as hefty as they are by driving them into a dead-end cove. It is, of course, beautifully filmed.

And then there are the Brazilian crabs, which leap from one rock to the next like dainty dancers. Until something so ugly it looks like CGI tries to snaffle them. Don’t have nightmares.

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2017-12-03
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NarratorDavid Attenborough
Executive producerJames Honeyborne
Series producerMark Brownlow
ProducerMiles Barton

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  • Summary

    Footage of animals that live on the coast, including sea lions working in packs to hunt tuna in the shallows and moray eels that venture out of the water to seek out food on dry rocks. Puffins must brave predators to bring a mouthful of food back to their young and king penguins go without food for a month while they moult. Plus, footage of the bizarre Leaping Blenny, a fish that hates the water

    Review

    Where do you start when there are so many great sequences of weirdly wild drama in this instalment? How about with the plucky puffin, who has to dodge fiendish arctic skuas trying to steal the fish he has flown 30 miles to catch, and 30 miles back again to feed his chick. Puffins are so plumply endearing you can’t help feeling for the little chap.

    The theme here is the coast, and there is a bizarre, extraordinary scene involving sea lions in the Galapagos that use teamwork and planning to catch tuna almost as hefty as they are by driving them into a dead-end cove. It is, of course, beautifully filmed.

    And then there are the Brazilian crabs, which leap from one rock to the next like dainty dancers. Until something so ugly it looks like CGI tries to snaffle them. Don’t have nightmares.

    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
    2017-12-03
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    NarratorDavid Attenborough
    Executive producerJames Honeyborne
    Series producerMark Brownlow
    ProducerMiles Barton
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