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Southern Ocean

Episode 2 of 8

Series exploring the secrets of our underwater world. The team see how parts of the Southern Ocean are warming twice as fast as the world's other oceans and look at its impact.

The team investigates why parts of the Southern Ocean are warming twice as fast as the rest of the world's oceans and looks at the impact of this phenomenon.

Expedition leader Paul Rose, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue and marine biologist and oceanographer Tooni Mahto brave some of the roughest seas and the strongest winds on the planet.

They go in search of one of the planet's most curious and enigmatic creatures - the weedy sea dragon. They explore kelp forests to investigate how they're being threatened by the rise in sea temperatures and a new predator. They dive to one of the thousand shipwrecks in these waters, and in a unique sunken valley, they search for mysterious deep ocean creatures normally found hundreds of metres below the surface. And they enter a maze of perilous sea caves to hunt for evidence of ancient sea creatures that can reveal how this ocean formed.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 14 Aug 2018 16:15

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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


  • Wed 19 Nov 2008 20:00
  • Wed 19 Nov 2008 21:30
  • Sat 22 Nov 2008 17:20
  • Wed 10 Dec 2008 01:10
  • Mon 9 Feb 2009 17:00
  • Thu 16 Jul 2009 19:00
  • Sun 24 Jun 2012 19:00
  • Sat 8 Jun 2013 19:00
  • Sun 9 Jun 2013 02:30
  • Mon 23 Sep 2013 14:45
  • Tue 28 Feb 2017 00:00
  • Tue 14 Aug 2018 16:15

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