Considering efforts to gain more knowledge about the ocean. Included: oceanic research into earthquakes that affect Japan; explorer William Beebe's bathysphere; Portugal's development of navigation techniques.
Considering how various societies have been linked to the seas. Focusing on oil, the hour examines efforts to deliver tons of heavy crude to Europe; and the U.S. response when supplies were threatened during the Iran-Iraq war. Leonard Nimoy narrates.
This installment focuses on the naval forces of selected nations, including Russia, the U.S. and Great Britain. Observed: a Russian submarine; an American aircraft carrier; British warships. Leonard Nimoy narrates.
Examining fishing-rights concerns and how nations are staking claim to the resources of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Also: a look at Norway's offshore oil field; and comments from an ocean-policy expert. Leonard Nimoy narrates.