Underwater filming, video

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Reflecting On A Life Filming Below The Waves – Blue Planet II Behind The Scenes

11 December 2017

Didier Noirot has spent over thirty years as an underwater cameraman. He shares his thoughts on the health of the oceans and the changes he’s seen with his own eyes. Find out how you can help our oceans here.


Portuguese man o’war and fish

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Fish Paralysed By Man O’ War Tentacles – Blue Planet II

17 November 2017

The Portuguese Man o’ war has venomous tentacles which can hurt and even kill fish. As it floats on the surface of the ocean, it looks beautiful and harmless but packs a killer sting.

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What Does It Take To Be A Blue Planet II Cameraman? #OurBluePlanet – BBC Earth

15 November 2017

Filming wildlife takes cameraman Ted Gifford’s to some of the remotest corners of the planet. What inspired him to start the journey in the first place?

Clownfish working together

This 10 November 2017 video says about itself:

Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish – Blue Planet II

In this exclusive clip from this Sunday’s Blue Planet II episode, we see Clownfish working together to move a coconut shell, which they will use to lay eggs on. This behaviour has never been filmed before.

Deep sea eel in danger, video

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Eel Suffers Toxic Shock From Brine Pool – Blue Planet II

This is an exclusive clip from the Deep episode of Blue Planet II. At the bottom of the ocean there are brine pools which have a salinity level three to eight times the usual sea level. When a Cutthroat eel gets too close it goes into toxic shock and twists and ties itself into knots, and is lucky to make it out alive.

Big fish, dangerous for terns

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Bird Vs Fish – Blue Planet II

26 October 2017

UK: First episode starts 8pm Sunday BBC One. Nordics and Asia: simulcasting on BBC Earth. USA: Early 2018 on BBC America. Details here.

Usually giant trevally are solitary hunters but they have come in numbers to try their luck at catching potential prey. Fledgling tern are wary to spend too much time on the water but even flying close to the surface puts them in grave danger.

Blue Planet II, new David Attenborough wildlife series

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Blue Planet II Trailer 2 – BBC Earth

20 October 2017

In 2001, The Blue Planet opened our eyes to the worlds beneath the waves. A generation on, new science and technology allow us to journey deeper than ever before at the most crucial time in our ocean’s history. This is Blue Planet II. Take a deep breath.

Blue Planet II is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer. The series is set for UK broadcast on BBC One on October 29th and coming soon to BBC America in 2018. A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, Tencent, WDR, France Télévisions and CCTV9. A BBC Open University Partnership.

Shrews fighting, video

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Ferocious Shrews Fight For Mating Rights – Life Of Mammals – BBC Earth

11 October 2017

In the undergrowth, out of sight for most of us, shrews are battling for mating rights!

If any part of the body would seem ill equipped to shrink, it would probably be the head and skull. And, yet, researchers have found that the skulls of red-toothed shrews do shrink in anticipation of winter, by up to 20 percent. As spring approaches, their heads grow again to approach their previous size: here.