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Endless Blue

Episode 3 of 6

Documentary series on the South Pacific islands. Much of this blue wilderness is a marine desert, where sharks, whales and turtles must go to great lengths to survive.

A large part of the remote, blue wilderness of the South Pacific is a marine desert. Many animals that live in the ocean - among them sharks, whales and turtles - must go to extraordinary lengths to survive. Tiger sharks travel hundreds of miles to feast on fledging albatross chicks and, every year, sperm whales journey from one side of the South Pacific to the other in their search for food and mates. Theirs is a journey that can end in tragedy.

But the South Pacific is not all desert. New Zealand's super-rich coast supports huge pods of acrobatic dolphins; its coral reefs are some of the most diverse on earth; and there are few places richer in wildlife than the quirky Galapagos Islands, home to tropical penguins and surfing sea lions.

Using the greatest shipwreck story of all time - an event that inspired Moby Dick - the huge challenges of survival in this seemingly endless blue ocean are revealed.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 1 Mar 2020 01:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Benedict Cumberbatch
Producer Mark Brownlow
Executive Producer Huw Cordey
Composer David Mitcham

Broadcasts

  • Sun 24 May 2009 20:30
  • Tue 26 May 2009 19:00
  • Tue 26 May 2009 20:00
  • Tue 2 Jun 2009 02:40
  • Tue 21 Jul 2009 20:00
  • Sun 6 Sep 2009 23:20
  • Sat 2 Jan 2010 16:15
  • Sun 24 Jan 2010 16:00
  • Tue 30 Nov 2010 19:00
  • Wed 1 Dec 2010 01:30
  • Sat 29 Jan 2011 19:00
  • Sat 28 Apr 2012 19:00
  • Sun 29 Apr 2012 03:10
  • Sat 20 Apr 2013 19:00
  • Sun 21 Apr 2013 02:15
  • Wed 2 Oct 2013 16:15
  • Mon 24 Sep 2018 20:00
  • Tue 25 Sep 2018 02:00
  • Sat 29 Feb 2020 20:00
  • Sun 1 Mar 2020 01:15