Blue Planet II

Tuesdays at 8pm

Show Synopsis

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.

Blue Planet II series preview

Blue Planet II series preview

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About The Show

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

Next On

Episode 1, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 1:30pm

One Ocean

Episode 1 | Series 2

From tropical coral reefs, where baby dolphins are taught the medicinal secrets of their surroundings, to chilly Norwegian fjords, where pods of orcas use dramatic tail slaps to stun…

Episode 2, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 2:25pm

The Deep

Episode 2 | Series 2

A ground-breaking journey to the Deep, our final frontier and home to real-life aliens; from monstrous sharks to shrimps in glass cages and perhaps the origin of all life on Earth.…

Episode 3, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 3:20pm

Coral Reefs

Episode 3 | Series 2

Corals build themselves homes of limestone in the warm, clear, shallow seas of the tropics. They are complex, infinitely varied structures where there is fierce rivalry for space, food…

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 4:15pm

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 5, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 5:10pm

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 6, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 6:05pm


Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday August 9 at 7:00pm

Our Blue Planet

Episode 7 | Series 2

Human life has had a devastating impact on our oceans, but is it too late to save them? In this companion film, dedicated scientists from around the world share their latest discoveries…


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.

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