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Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

  • 2015
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

Discover the incredible challenges of the resilient inhabitants of this vast ocean.

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Episode 1: Life Stream

Summary

Cillian Murphy narrates a documentary examining the lives of animals and people pitting themselves against the world's wildest ocean, unveiling the natural forces that underpin life in the Atlantic, from the world's most powerful currents, ferocious hurricanes and huge chains of undersea volcanoes. The first episode looks at the influence of the Gulf Stream, with whales, giant turtles and jellyfish riding the huge current that becomes a migration super-highway and helps warm northern Europe, while fishermen battle for survival in mountainous seas as they try to exploit its natural fertility.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A salty series on the wildlife and weather of the Atlantic begins by looking at the Gulf Stream. Television to explain and explore an ocean current? It doesn't sound dramatic but one scene alone justifies the angle - an incredible sequence of a fishing trawler bobbing like a bath toy on mountainous north Atlantic seas. [We're on board with the crew as well as watching from afar, taking in the biblical visuals as we learn from the commentary about how the same winds that drive the warm Gulf current creates towering swells.] “It only takes one bad lump of sea and you’re gone,” says skipper Davy.

Elsewhere, it’s more of a traditional – but enjoyable – wildlife show: a humpback whale with her calf; leatherback turtles eating giant jellyfish; marooned wild horses on islands off the US coast; and off the coast of Norway, a billion herring.

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Credits

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NarratorCillian Murphy

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DirectorAndrew Murray
DirectorDan Rees
Executive producerTim Martin
Executive producerTim Scoones
ProducerAndrew Murray
ProducerDan Rees

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  • Episode 1

    Life Stream

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    Summary

    Cillian Murphy narrates a documentary examining the lives of animals and people pitting themselves against the world's wildest ocean, unveiling the natural forces that underpin life in the Atlantic, from the world's most powerful currents, ferocious hurricanes and huge chains of undersea volcanoes. The first episode looks at the influence of the Gulf Stream, with whales, giant turtles and jellyfish riding the huge current that becomes a migration super-highway and helps warm northern Europe, while fishermen battle for survival in mountainous seas as they try to exploit its natural fertility.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    A salty series on the wildlife and weather of the Atlantic begins by looking at the Gulf Stream. Television to explain and explore an ocean current? It doesn't sound dramatic but one scene alone justifies the angle - an incredible sequence of a fishing trawler bobbing like a bath toy on mountainous north Atlantic seas. [We're on board with the crew as well as watching from afar, taking in the biblical visuals as we learn from the commentary about how the same winds that drive the warm Gulf current creates towering swells.] “It only takes one bad lump of sea and you’re gone,” says skipper Davy.

    Elsewhere, it’s more of a traditional – but enjoyable – wildlife show: a humpback whale with her calf; leatherback turtles eating giant jellyfish; marooned wild horses on islands off the US coast; and off the coast of Norway, a billion herring.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorCillian Murphy

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAndrew Murray
    DirectorDan Rees
    Executive producerTim Martin
    Executive producerTim Scoones
    ProducerAndrew Murray
    ProducerDan Rees
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