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Mediterranean Sea

Episode 7 of 8

An exploration of the profound effect that humankind is having on the Mediterranean Sea. The team dives the remains of a Roman shipwreck and hunt for sharks.

The team embarks on an expedition to explore the profound effect that man is having on the Mediterranean Sea. Western civilisation developed around its shores, but now human activity is threatening to destroy it.

Expedition leader Paul Rose, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue and marine biologist and oceanographer Tooni Mahto investigate how the Mediterranean gave rise to one of Europe's first superpowers by diving the remains of a Roman shipwreck. Under the cover of night, they brave the treacherous waters of the Straits of Messina to search for one of the largest predatory sharks in the world - the increasingly threatened, prehistoric sixgill shark.

They dive a perilous network of submerged caves to look for evidence of enormous changes to the Mediterranean Sea and they try to discover whether the feared great white shark could be breeding here.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 Aug 2018 16:15

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Wed 10 Dec 2008 20:00
  • Sat 13 Dec 2008 16:55
  • Mon 29 Dec 2008 01:15
  • Wed 11 Feb 2009 17:00
  • Mon 3 Aug 2009 19:00
  • Sun 26 Aug 2012 17:00
  • Wed 12 Sep 2012 00:50
  • Sat 27 Jul 2013 20:00
  • Sun 28 Jul 2013 01:55
  • Wed 2 Oct 2013 14:45
  • Mon 3 Apr 2017 23:00
  • Tue 21 Aug 2018 16:15

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