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Planet Earth

An ecological overview is featured in this documentary series.

Premiered: March 5, 2006

Rating: TV-PG

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Ocean Deep (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 11 Dec 10, 2006 $1.99

In this final stunning episode, a 30 ton whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour. Descending into the abyss, deep sea octopus fly with wings and vampire squid use bioluminescence to create an extraordinary colour display. The first ever time-lapse footage taken from 2,000m down captures eels, crabs and giant isopods eating a carcass, completely consuming it within three hours.

Shallow Seas Season 1, Episode 9 Paid

A humpback whale mother and calf embark on an epic journey from tropical coral paradises to storm ravaged polar seas. Newly discovered coral reefs in Indonesia reveal head-butting pygmy seahorses, flashing 'electric' clams and bands of sea kraits, 30-strong, which hunt in packs. Elsewhere plagues of sea urchins fell forests of giant kelp. Huge bull fur seals attack king penguins, who despite their weight disadvantage, put up a spirited defence.

Jungles Season 1, Episode 8 Nov 19, 2006 Subscription

Jungles cover roughly three per cent of our planet yet contain 50 per cent of the world's species. High-definition cameras enable unprecedented views of animals living on the dark jungle floor. In the Ngogo forest the largest chimpanzee group in the world defends its territory from neighbouring groups. Other jungle specialists include parasitic fungi which infiltrate an insect host feed on it and then burst out of its body.

Great Plains (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 7 Feb 1, 2007 $1.99

After filming for three years, Planet Earth finally captures the shy Mongolian gazelle. Only a handful of people have witnessed its annual migration. Don't miss the bizarre-looking Tibetan fox, captured on film for the first time. Over six weeks the team follow a pride of 30 lions as they attempt to hunt elephants. Using the latest night vision equipment, the crew film the chaotic battles that ensue at close quarters.

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Mon Oct 24 3:30am
From Pole to Pole(Season 1, Episode 1) BBC

Polar-bear migrations are observed in this documentary examining frozen habitats.

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Mon Oct 24 4:30am
Mountains(Season 1, Episode 2) BBC

Massive mountain ranges around the planet are explored. Included: the summit of Mount Everest; a look at mountain animals.

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Mon Oct 24 6:00am
Fresh Water(Season 1, Episode 3) BBC

Examining ecosystems and their link to freshwater sources. Included: otters; crocodiles; snow geese; piranha.

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  • Premiered: March 5, 2006
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An ecological overview is featured in this documentary series. (more)

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