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.
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.
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.
Exploring Indonesia, including Komodo and Sulawesi Islands, the Tangkoko rain forest and the surrounding coral reefs. Observed: Komodo dragons, tarsiers, macaques and sea snakes. Also: how modernization is harming wildlife.
A report on the first successful scuba-diving survey of the USS Monitor, the first iron warship. Included: the development of ironclads and their influence on warfare. Also: an expedition to the wreck of the Tecumseh.
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.
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.
“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.
There's work to be done “Under the Indian Ocean.” Cameras capture divers going after mother-of-pearl oysters, and other divers mining tin ore in shark-infested waters. Also: sea crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and amphibious monitor lizards. Scott Carpenter is the host.