BLUE PLANET II Premiere: One Ocean
Saturday, January 20 @ 8:30 pm
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement, the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – David Attenborough
Blue Planet is back, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Gather together with us and other Blue Planet fans to celebrate the live U.S. premiere of this iconic series the way it was meant to be seen––with a room full of people wildly gesticulating at the screen. David Attenborough returns to the world’s oceans, documenting the rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.
Episode 1: One Ocean starts in the tropical coral reefs – the most diverse ocean habitat – as a baby dolphin is taught the secrets of a coral reef. On another reef, a tusk fish demonstrates a surprising level of ingenuity – tool use – as it uses corals as an anvil to break open clams. Predatory false killer whales off the coast of New Zealand are in search of dolphins, teaming up with them to form super-pods – a formidable army to take advantage of the bounty of these seasonal seas. Toward our planet’s poles, the ocean’s surface is locked in ice. But in the Arctic, a warm current from the south keeps some Norwegian fjords ice-free all year round. Here, in winter, pods of orcas use dramatic tail slaps to stun herring, and humpback whales follow the noises to find the feast. As we begin to understand the true complexity of the lives of our ocean creatures, so do we recognize the fragility of their home.
Join us 30 mins before the 9pm premiere for Blue Planet trivia + giveaways provided by BBC America!