A monk seal refuge and underwater ruins of an ancient city are seen on a trip to the Italian island of Sardinia. In Sicilian waters, cameras catch fishermen at work seining sardines. Scott Carpenter is the series host.
Underwater footage of the great white shark highlights this episode. Also: commercial products from sharks, including leather made from their skin, vitamin oils from their livers, and souvenirs from their teeth. Former astronaut Scott Carpenter is the host.
The ancient ways are still practiced by the Polynesians. They burn shells and coral heads to make lime for constructing homes, and use the tapa found in the inner bark of mulberry trees as material for clothing.
Voyaging to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Among the sites are the ruins of an ancient lighthouse in Alexandria, the Phoenician port of Tyre and the remains of a Roman vessel buried deep beneath the sea. Host: Scott Carpenter.
A visit to Baffin Island in northern Canada focuses on the fauna and flora, including narwhals, polar bears, walruses and musk ox. Also: an Inuit family practice ancient hunting and fishing techniques.
Hunting for sperm whales with harpoons is demonstrated by islanders of the Azores. Also seen: ancient volcanoes that are still active, and herring fish in Iceland's waters. Scott Carpenter is the series host.
“Beneath the Arctic Ocean” for looks at a submerged section of an ice pack and a polar bear getting some exercise while swimming and diving. Above water, a visit with reindeer, musk oxen and partridges.