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Crossing the Pacific, Gordon discovers how a view from above is helping protect hammerhead sharks and giant tortoises, and what it could reveal about the future of our coral reefs.

Continuing his equatorial journey, Gordon Buchanan crosses the Pacific. This rich source of life is under pressure from rising temperatures, pollution and overfishing. In the Galapagos Islands, Gordon sees how drones are helping protect baby hammerhead sharks, and the iconic giant tortoise. On the other side of the Pacific, an aerial view sheds light on world’s richest marine habitats, and Gordon joins the search for clues about the future of our coral reefs in a mysterious tropical lake.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 18 Jan 2020 18:00



Role Contributor
Presenter Gordon Buchanan
Executive Producer Richard Bond
Executive Producer Ruth Shurman
Director Nicola Tremain
Producer Nicola Tremain
Producer Anna Williamson
Production Manager Sophie Wright
Camera Operator Neil Harvey
Composer Nainita Desai
Production Company Dragonfly Film and Television


  • Sun 9 Jun 2019 20:00
  • Sun 9 Jun 2019 20:30
  • Sat 15 Jun 2019 15:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 2019 08:00
  • Sat 18 Jan 2020 17:30
  • Sat 18 Jan 2020 18:00

Five stand-out moments in Equator From The Air

Five stand-out moments in Equator From The Air

Take a look at some of the stand-out moments from the programme