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Open Ocean

Episode 3 of 8

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. The deadly game of hide-and-seek played by the sea's charismatic hunters - whales, shark and billfish.

This programme focuses on the predatory skills of some of the most charismatic hunters found on the planet: whales, dolphins, tuna, shark and rapier-nosed billfish. The open ocean is unimaginably immense - it covers more than 360 million square kilometres of the Earth's surface. Much of this huge expanse of seawater is marine desert with virtually no sign of life. Yet the fastest and most powerful survive, playing a deadly game of hide-and-seek with their prey. This charts how they track down prey in the seemingly featureless seas, following the extraordinary life of yellowfin tuna from a minute egg to a 200 kilogram, voracious predatory giant.

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58 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Oct 2018 15:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Series Producer Alastair Fothergill
Producer Andy Byatt

Broadcasts

  • Wed 26 Sep 2001 21:00
  • Sun 30 Sep 2001 14:45
  • Thu 25 Oct 2001 00:20
  • Thu 25 Oct 2001 00:45
  • Thu 8 Nov 2001 02:25
  • Sat 19 Jan 2002 20:00
  • Wed 23 Jan 2002 23:25
  • Mon 27 May 2002 19:00
  • Tue 28 Oct 2003 01:35
  • Tue 27 Jul 2004 02:10
  • Sun 17 Oct 2004 15:25
  • Sun 23 Sep 2007 18:00
  • Tue 31 May 2011 23:20
  • Sat 23 Jul 2011 19:00
  • Sun 24 Jul 2011 03:00
  • Wed 27 Jul 2011 20:00
  • Thu 28 Jul 2011 01:40
  • Tue 26 Jun 2012 19:30
  • Sat 30 Jun 2012 19:00
  • Sun 1 Jul 2012 02:25
  • Mon 1 Apr 2013 16:20
  • Thu 11 Apr 2013 20:00
  • Fri 12 Apr 2013 01:30
  • Mon 8 Dec 2014 13:10
  • Wed 15 Feb 2017 15:25
  • Wed 13 Dec 2017 17:05
  • Fri 12 Oct 2018 15:45

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