Oceans (TV series)

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Title sequence to Oceans
StarringPaul Rose
Tooni Mahto
Lucy Blue
Philippe Cousteau
Narrated byMark Halliley
ComposerTy Unwin
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Production locationsIndian Ocean, Sea of Cortez, Atlantic Ocean, Red Sea, Southern Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arctic Ocean
Running time60 mins
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release12 November (2008-11-12) –
19 December 2008 (2008-12-19)
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Oceans is an eight-part documentary series on BBC Two, which seeks to provide a better understanding of the state of the Earth's oceans today, their role in the past, present and future and their significance in global terms. Paul Rose also documents some of the scientific observations his team made as a feature for BBC News.

Species Featured[edit]

Some of the species features in the series include: Sperm whale, Humboldt squid, Sea lion, Scallop, Hammerhead shark, Kelp, Weedy sea dragon, Maori octopus, Fur seal, Rock lobster, Lionfish, Coconut crab, Seahorses, Whale shark, Dugong, Six gill shark, Great white shark, Tuna, Walrus and Beluga whale.


There are eight episodes in the series.

The marine experts carry out pioneering science on the 20-metre-long sperm whale.

Why are parts of the Southern Ocean warming twice as fast as the rest of Earth's oceans?

  • 3: Red Sea - First broadcast 26 November 2008

The team explores the remote and unexplored Southern Red Sea.

The team explores a corner of the Atlantic Ocean.

The team explores the tropics of the Indian Ocean and search for the elusive dugong.

  • 6: Indian Ocean - Coastal waters - First broadcast 4 December 2008

The team explores the coastal waters of the Indian Ocean.

An exploration of the profound effect that man is having on the Mediterranean Sea.

The team dive beneath the polar ice cap to explore how the ice is shrinking.


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