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A Portrait of the Earth
A series of 12 programmes by David Attenborough 11: The Open Ocean
The ocean is ancient, varied and vast, covering 70 per cent of the Earth's surface. It contains extraordinary creatures like the leafy sea dragon, the narwhal 'unicorn of the sea', and the whale shark. It has kelp forests, deserts, coral reef jungles and the cold, black, permanent night of the deep sea. It affects both oxygen and the weather.
David Attenborough shows the richness and diversity of this spectacular realm, particularly off
Newfoundland where millions of capelin fish provide a feeding bonanza for birds, seals and great whales. Sound LYNDON BIRD
Produced by RICHARD BROCK BBC Bristol (R)
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