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Ocean Odyssey: The Blue Realm

Season 1
2020ALL
The Blue Realm is a natural history series about amazing creatures of the sea. Utilizing superb HD imagery, engaging stories and leading marine scientists the series takes viewers on extraordinary journeys of discovery! The Blue realm is produced by a team of film-makers and expert divers, all of whom have a passion for the sea and our marine environments.
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Erin CalmesPaul Gilman
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Episodes (13)

  1. 1. Tentacles
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    February 7, 2011
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    Do squid and octopus talk with their skin? This program joins scientists in a remarkable quest to unravel the secrets of one of the sea's most enigmatic creatures, cephalopods. The episode features the bizarre behavior and sexual rituals of Caribbean reef squid, giant octopus of the Pacific Northwest and cuttlefish at the National Resource Center for Cephalopods in Galveston, Texas.
  2. 2. Shark Business
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    February 7, 2011
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    From tropical seas to the cold waters of Canada, sharks are big business in adrenaline-fueled eco-tourism. Beyond the security of a protective cage, camera teams test the limits of shark behavior, including a face-to-face encounter with a 15 foot great white! The program also features shark behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter and his recovery efforts from a nearly fatal bull shark attack.
  3. 3. Giants of San Benedicto
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    February 7, 2011
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    The remote and barren Socorro Islands offer little refuge to humans, but they are a magnet to migrating fish, whales and large sharks. This program focuses on the archipelago's most intriguing residents, giant manta rays, their unusual behavior and surprising intelligence. The episode also features a captive manta ray at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and her release back into the wild.
  4. 4. Miracle Venom
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    January 31, 2020
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    he waters of Papua, New Guinea and Australia's Great Barrier Reef are among the richest on Earth. Harbouring an exceptional variety of venomous fish, reptiles and invertebrates, their coral reefs conceal frightening secrets. The poisons of these animals are some of the most lethal known to man, but they also hold enormous potential in the development of new medicines.
  5. 5. Whale Sharks: Gentle Giants
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    January 31, 2020
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    Whale sharks can reach nearly 50 feet in length and weigh 30 tons or more! With space age technology, researchers can now identify, catalogue and track individual sharks. In Mexico and Western Australia, whale shark tourism has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. The program also features the remarkable story of the capture and transport of whale sharks to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
  6. 6. Shark Divers
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    January 31, 2020
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    Some thrill seekers deliberately pursue close encounters with deadly sharks - without the protection of a cage. The bigger and more dangerous the shark, the better. At Mexico's Guadalupe Island, guests come face to face with great whites. In the Bahamas, scuba divers pay big bucks to get up close and personal with tiger sharks. But have we taken this risky sport too far?
  7. 7. Manatees and Dugongs
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    January 31, 2020
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    Each year, hundreds of critically endangered manatees are killed in U.S. waters by boats, disease and cold weather. With only a few thousand remaining in the wild, the clock is ticking in efforts to save this amazing mammal from extinction. Another rare species and close relative of manatees is the dugong which clings to survival in a few isolated corners of the globe.
  8. 8. Humpbacks: From Tonga to Antarctica
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    January 31, 2020
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    Humpback whales were hunted to the brink of extinction until a moratorium was implemented in the 1980s. After finally rebounding in numbers, whaling nations are exploring ways to re-open the hunt. In Antarctica, Japan is targeting minke, fin and now humpbacks. And directly in their path trying to stop them is the conservation group, Sea Shepherd Society.
  9. 9. Toxic Invaders
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    January 31, 2020
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    They're beautiful and deadly, with large, venomous spines that resemble a lion's mane. They're lionfish, a tropical reef species normally found in the Pacific. Now, they're wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic. In these regions, they are potentially a greater threat to coral reefs and commercial fish populations than global warming or polluti on.
  10. 10. Reefs of Steel
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    January 31, 2020
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    Thousands of decommissioned naval vessels rot in dockyards. What can you do with these toxic time bombs? One solution is to clean them well and sink them! Almost immediately, these once derelict ships attract marine life. It seems like a win-win-win situation - for the environment, for divers and for cash strapped governments. But supporters face tough opposition on many fronts.
  11. 11. Shark Nation
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    January 31, 2020
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    There's no doubt sharks have an image problem. And they're certainly in trouble globally. The population of some species has declined by more than 90% due to over fishing. But there's still one place in the world where sharks thrive - the Bahamas. Stuart Cove's passion is sharks. In his private plane, he spreads the gospel of shark advocacy across the Bahamian island chain.
  12. 12. Deep White
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    January 31, 2020
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    Believe it or not, many scuba divers want to see great whites up close, and photographers want dramatic shots. But how do you get the sharks to where you want them? For decades, it's been done by baiting, or "chumming" - attracting sharks with food. This practice is being questioned because of a dramatic increase in shark attacks and deaths. Most countries now ban shark baiting.
  13. 13. Lions of the Deep
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    January 31, 2020
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    Since the 1970's, sea lion populations have declined more than 80% along the North Pacific coast. Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Aquarium are working together to help save Canada's iconic and largest pinniped - the stellar sea lion. At the research station these animals are providing fresh insights into the fragile ocean food chain of the North Pacific.

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Producers
Ed BjurstromRon DunhamTom Winn
Network
Hollywood-DI
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