'Blue Planet' - Sequel returns with Sir David Attenborough (and new creatures).
If you are constantly thinking of ways to help the environment, you will be happy to know that the sequel to 2001's Blue Planet is coming. Sir David Attenborough will present the sequel to the popular Blue Planet in a seven-part series. The amazing series will be shown later this year and will aim to highlight recent scientific discoveries. One of the amazing filming innovations includes cameras that were fitted to the backs of orca whales. This amazing sequel will showcase new exploration of the underwater worlds that cover most of the plane. This popular series is wonderful inspires people to think of ways to protect the environment and to save our earth.
Four years were spent by the BBC's Natural History Unit filming the sequel off of every continent and in every ocean in the world for Blue Planet II, with the support from marine scientists. James Honeyborne is the series' executive producer and he has acknowledged that the oceans are the most exciting place to be right now because of new scientific discoveries that have given us a new perspective of life beneath the oceans. The Blue Planet II series is taking its cue from these breakthroughs and showing the world amazing new places, with extraordinary new behaviors, and new creatures around the world. The series shows people a contemporary portrait of marine life while providing a reminder that this is a critical moment in our history for the health of the world's oceans.
Some of the new filming techniques used by the Natural History Unit's include tow cams that can capture dolphins and predatory fish head-on, amazing suction cams that attach to the backs of whale sharks and orcas to offer the creatures eye view, along with a probe camera that can record miniature marine life.
The filming crew of this exciting series caught unusual examples of marine behavior on cameras, with things like such as a coral grouper and a reef octopus with sophisticated hunting techniques, along with a giant trevally fish catching birds in flight and a dive along with a sperm whale mother and her calf. The series explores new landscapes to include methane volcanoes erupting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Antarctic at 3,300 feet deep filmed using manned submersibles. The original Blue Planet series was watched by more than 12 million people in 2001.
Watching this seven-part series is a good way to inspire people to save our earth. When people see the beauty and the life that is at risk it puts into perspective the things we have to do to make this earth a better place to live. This series is testament to the beautiful animals and environment that surrounds us and is a series that should be seen by everyone, especially children. If you haven't already seen the original Blue Planet series, it is something that you want to see as you are sure to enjoy all that it has to offer. Protecting our environment through a variety of things from recycling, reducing, and reusing are just some of the ways to help the environment. Other ways to protect the environment includes using solar panels, living off the grid, using wood as a building material, and not using or purchasing nonrecyclable plastic to name a few. When we all do the best that we can, we all do our part to save our earth. This article can be found on the BBC site. On this news site, you will find all sorts of information from news, videos, business, trending topics, tech, science, entertainment and arts and more. **
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