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Tidal Seas

Episode 7 of 8

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. As snails surf the waves in pursuit of a meal, how do the tides create opportunities for marine life?

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. This edition explores a force so powerful that it moves oceans - the tides. All over the world tides create opportunities for marine life: giant sting rays glide on currents for a rest, the fastest snail of all surfs waves in pursuit of dinner, minute crabs play football on the beach, racoons binge and, in a unique sequence, dolphins play a deadly game of catch. For in the ocean, each turn of the tide spells life or death, somewhere.

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58 minutes

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Thu 18 Oct 2018 15:45

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

Broadcasts

  • Wed 24 Oct 2001 21:00
  • Sun 28 Oct 2001 14:55
  • Thu 22 Nov 2001 02:15
  • Sat 16 Feb 2002 20:00
  • Thu 21 Feb 2002 00:30
  • Fri 31 May 2002 19:00
  • Tue 25 Nov 2003 01:15
  • Tue 24 Aug 2004 01:45
  • Sun 28 Nov 2004 15:25
  • Sun 28 Aug 2005 12:50
  • Sat 22 Dec 2007 15:20
  • Sat 20 Aug 2011 19:00
  • Sun 21 Aug 2011 02:25
  • Sat 28 Jul 2012 19:00
  • Sun 29 Jul 2012 02:45
  • Fri 5 Apr 2013 16:15
  • Fri 12 Dec 2014 13:10
  • Tue 21 Feb 2017 15:25
  • Tue 19 Dec 2017 17:00
  • Thu 18 Oct 2018 15:45

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