This bold cinematic experience returns to take us on a magical adventure deep into our planet's oceans for a second time, sharing the astonishing new discoveries that have been made over the last few years. From icy polar seas to vibrant turquoise-blue atolls, life in the oceans must find ways to adapt to survive.
Since Blue Planet first aired in 2001, our understanding of life beneath the waves has changed dramatically.
Meet the strange octopuses that live in the dark depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Watch giant trevally fish leap to catch birds in mid-air. And ride on the back of a hammerhead shark as it attacks. Inspiring awe and wonder, this series reveals surprising new places, charismatic new characters and extraordinary new behaviours. Stay connected #blueplanet2
Bioluminescence is used by many marine organisms as a means of frightening potential predators, attracting mates, or enticing prey.
The deep sea is the biggest habitat on Earth. Just one part of it, the Abyssal plain, covers more than half of the planet’s surface.
Coral reefs cover just 0.1% of the ocean’s surface area, yet they are home to 25% of all known marine species.
The team spent the equivalent of almost two months solid underwater filming (1200 hours diving), on over 200 filming days.
Kelp is one of the fastest growing organisms in the world – giant kelp can grow up to half a meter, or 50cm a day!
There are about 620,000 kilometres of coastline on earth and make up 10% of the earth’s land surface.