Ocean Giants, Series 1
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Whales and dolphins conjure a deep sense of wonder in us that's hard to explain. In this groundbreaking series, Ocean Giants gains a unique and privileged access into their magical world and uncovers the secrets of their intimate lives as never before. In Ocean Giants we come face to face with the world’s most extraordinary whales and dolphins, teaming up with top whale and dolphin scientists as they uncover their surprising stories and reveal new insights into the lives of these remarkable animals. Doug Allan and Didier Noirot film these breathtaking encounters and uncover the intimate details of the lives of these extraordinary animals, from how they communicate, to how they hunt and mate.
|1||VideoGiant Lives||Giant Lives explores the intimate details of the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet- the great whales. From the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean to the freezing seas of the arctic, our two daring underwater cameramen - Doug Allan and Didier Noirot - come face to face with fighting humpback whales and two hundred ton feeding Blue whales. Teaming up with top whale scientists, Giant Lives discovers why Southern Right Whales possess a pair of one-ton testicles, why the arctic Bowhead can live to over two hundred years old and why size truly matters in the world of whales.||58:59||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoDeep Thinkers||Like us whales and dolphins have large brains, live in complex societies and appear capable of highly intelligent behaviour. But are these marine mammals really as smart as we would like to think? From the balmy waters of the Caribbean to the rich seas of Alaska, our underwater cameramen - Doug Allan and Didier Noirot - come face to face with ingenious bubble-netting humpback whales and cunning dolphins that take advantage of hunting stingrays. In this episode we discover just how smart whales and dolphins really are. We meet the scientist who is close to talking with dolphins, discover why bottlenose dolphins have fallen in love with their own reflection and meet the whales that have the ability to empathise with us.||58:59||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoVoices of the Sea||Whales and dolphins are nature's supreme vocalists. The mighty sperm whale produces deafening clicks in its blowhole which it uses to locate giant squid two miles down in the ocean abyss; while migrating narwhals use similar sounds to pinpoint vital breathing holes in Arctic ice-floes. One group of bottlenose dolphins in Brazil has even learned to communicate with fishermen in a unique partnership. But the most famous and mysterious voice of all the Ocean Giants surely belongs to male humpback whales whose haunting operatic performances may last several hours and seem to be about singing purely for the sheer pleasure of making music. Voices of the Sea reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight.||58:28||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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Just finished episode 3. Wow a unique programme that shows us the true beauty and thrills of our oceans. Whilst being validated by the awe of the brave camera men who film those amazing scenes... Stephen frys narration makes him the new Attenborough in my mind, what a voice, what a show...
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This documentary is utterly brilliant. It combines breathtaking and up close footage of these magnificent animals in their natural habitats with superb narration by Stephen Fry, while at the same time explaining cutting edge research being conducted in every corner of the globe. It really stirs up the innate curiosity we have for cetaceans and leads you gently on a journey of possibilities. Beautiful.
By far the most watchable thing on tv in a long time. Love the 'veteran cameramen'. Such great characters. Amazing filming, some really beautiful moments, lovely music. Stephen Fry is perfect in his narration. My 21 month old son asks to see the 'walee' every morning on my iPad, he's completely captivated. I love it too. Cant recommend it enough.