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The Deep Sea

Steve Backshall plumbs the ocean depths to find an array of beautiful and bizarre creatures, from 40m-long jellyfish to grotesque angler fish and vampire squid.

Steve Backshall takes us to a place few have ever visited - the deep sea. 99 per cent of the space on Earth inhabited by life is under the ocean and almost 90 per cent of this is deeper than a kilometre, a place of perpetual darkness and crushing pressure. Far from being lifeless, the vast inner space of our planet contains an extraordinary array of beautiful and bizarre creatures, from 40m-long jellyfish to grotesque angler fish and vampire squid. Our journey from the sunlit surface waters to the deepest reaches of the abyss reveals how life persists in such a hostile world.

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Apr 2019 09:35

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Role Contributor
Narrator Steve Backshall
Series Producer Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer Wendy Darke
Executive Producer Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer Nick Shearman
Producer Simon Williams

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