Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Sea of Cortez

Episode 1 of 8

The team discovers how a unique ocean paradise off the coast of California, home to the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world, is under threat.

Series revealing the hidden stories of the deep as a team of four marine experts voyage across the globe to explore our planet's last true wilderness - its oceans.

Over a year, Paul Rose, Philippe Cousteau Jr, Dr Lucy Blue and Tooni Mahto explore how a unique ocean paradise, home to the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world, is under threat. They dive stormy seas to investigate how a giant predator, the cannibalistic Humboldt squid, is invading this sea, and search for the threatened hammerhead shark.

In an extraordinary encounter, the team carry out pioneering science on one of the largest carnivores on earth: the 20-metre-long sperm whale. They explore a sunken ship with a tragic human story, and to search for evidence that the Sea of Cortez is still growing, they dive along part of the San Andreas fault line. The dive is above waters heated to near-boiling point by the furnace of the inner Earth.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 13 Aug 2018 16:15

More episodes

Previous

You are at the first episode

See all episodes from Oceans

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Paul Rose
Presenter Phillipe Cousteau
Presenter Lucy Blue
Presenter Tooni Mahto
Director Matthew Gyves
Producer Matthew Gyves
Executive Producer Anne Laking
Series Producer Helen Thomas

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 Nov 2008 20:00
  • Sat 15 Nov 2008 17:00
  • Wed 3 Dec 2008 02:05
  • Tue 30 Dec 2008 16:00
  • Mon 19 Jan 2009 17:00
  • Fri 13 Feb 2009 17:00
  • Wed 15 Jul 2009 19:00
  • Sun 10 Jun 2012 19:00
  • Sun 10 Jun 2012 20:00
  • Sat 23 Jun 2012 19:00
  • Sat 1 Jun 2013 19:00
  • Sun 2 Jun 2013 02:30
  • Fri 20 Sep 2013 14:45
  • Mon 20 Feb 2017 23:25
  • Mon 13 Aug 2018 16:15

Featured in...

Visit BBC Earth

Visit BBC Earth

The home of wildlife on the BBC

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans