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One Ocean is an ambitious, provocative and stunning four-part documentary series that portrays the ocean more completely than ever before, revealing its awesome beauty and extraordinary power. The series explores how it is that the ocean holds the very key to all life within its silent and shadowy depths.
In each breathtaking episode we bring to life a vast, interconnected ecosystem: from the diversity and significance of microscopic plankton, to the sleek power of the Ocean’s top predators.
One Ocean joins expeditions of discovery that take us to tropical coasts, to the deep, churning sea, and to meet strange and mysterious marine life that most of us will never get to see. We reveal a secret world beneath the water’s surface: energized with purpose, order, and the drama of survival. Complex environments inhabited by an astounding array of life forms, alternately splendid and graceful, are revealed like never before.
Disarming, bizarre and plainly profound – One Ocean bears witness a world that is at once intricately beautiful and achingly vulnerable.
Fast-paced and engaging, the series is visually stunning, and gives viewers a deeper understanding of the Ocean’s unbelievable complexity. Our telling of the journey mixes powerful animation, special effects and striking pictures shot in HD. The visual beauty and style of this series gives audiences an emotional connection to the past, present, and future of the ocean. Compelling experiences shared with dedicated and passionate scientists connect audiences intellectually to the beautiful symmetry that exists within its depths.
One Ocean captures a fragile, interconnected world that knows only one constant: change. It is a world that we could not exist without.
Ep. 1 - The Birth of an Ocean
In The Birth of an Ocean we travel back to ancient time, telling the story of the ocean’s turbulent beginnings, and its successive incarnations. It’s a journey that introduces the enormity of the ocean over space and time – at four billion years old the ocean is nearly as old as the planet itself.
Ep. 2 - Footprints in the Sand
In Footprints in the Sand, we take measure of humanity’s impact on the sea since we first settled along its coasts over 150,000 years ago. Human activity through history – first overfishing, then over-development of the world’s coastlines, and the continuing pollution that we pour into the sea – have had unexpected consequences. But as Footprints in the Sand reveals, marine protected areas can have a huge impact on an ecosystem’s ability to recover.
Ep. 3 - Mysteries of the Deep
Mysteries of the Deep takes us to the most beguiling parts of the sea, the very depths that we know so little about. As we improve our technological prowess, we are venturing deeper and deeper into the planet’s last frontier. What scientists are discovering is beyond our wildest imagining sand asks the question: can cutting-edge technologies allow us to truly experience, for the first time, the three-dimensional world of the deep ocean?
Ep. 4 - The Changing Sea
In The Changing Sea we discover that the ocean is sending us clear signals. The ocean’s chemistry and systems are being compromised by increased acidity, less oxygen and warming temperatures. The changes to the timeless rhythms of birth and renewal are being felt everywhere – even on coral reefs.