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- Premiered: January 28, 2002
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Superb underwater photography enhances this eight-part David Attenborough documentary, in which the erudite British naturalist (a BBC fixture since 1952) surveys marine creatures and their unique adaptations and behaviors in aquatic environments around the… (more)