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8 ocean related shows to watch while social distancing

March 27, 2020

Doing your part to flatten the curve by staying home? Thank you! Here’s our pick of ocean related films, documentaries and TV shows to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Chasing Coral

Most people stare up into space with wonder, yet we have this almost alien world on our own planet, just teeming with life

Chasing Coral Film Still

Photo by XL Catlin Seaview Survey

This film is a favourite with our staff and supporters. In Chasing Coral you’ll find out just how sophisticated our coral reefs really are. Following a team of scientists and divers as they document the world’s coral reefs and the threats they face.

Watch now on Netflix


2. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet I & II

Surely we have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet

Everything you ever wanted to know about our beautiful blue planet. There are two seasons, each with eight episodes, and it’s narrated by the legendary David Attenborough and features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer. What more could you want for your binge watching needs? Blue Planet will certainly get you through COVID-19.

Watch season 1 on STAN

Watch season 2 on STAN 


3. Dr Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue

If others had an opportunity to witness what I have seen in my lifetime, from thousands of hours underwater, I wouldn’t seem like a radical at all

Legendary oceanographer, Dr Sylvia Earle, has spent her life diving in remarkable places around the world. In this Emmy Award Winning documentary, she wants to inspire you to not only explore our oceans but take action to protect them as well. Find out about what Dr Earle describes as “Hope Spots” and why marine protections are vital to restoring our ocean’s health.

Watch now on Netflix


4. The Deep

The Deep series on Netflix

The Deep on Netflix

The Deep is perfect for kids! The Deep follows The Nektons, who are a family of underwater explorers. Follow them as they encounter sea monsters, pirates and other perils on their quest to learn the ocean’s secrets.

Watch now on Netflix

5. Octonauts


Watch Octonauts on ABC iView

Another cartoon series that is perfect for kids! The Octonauts is about an intrepid band of explorers roam the oceans in search of adventure and fun. Best part is that you can watch Octonauts for free on ABC iView.

Watch now on ABC iView


6. Saltwater Secrets

Saltwater Secrets the film

Watch Saltwater Secrets on the AMCS Facebook Page at 8pm AEST, 28th March 2020

Tune into the AMCS Facebook page at 8pm AEST on the 28th of March to watch two original productions about our Top End coasts and the people who rely on them.

RSVP to Watch Party on Facebook


7.  A Plastic Ocean

Change is possible – it starts with us

If this doesn’t make you want to quit plastic and urge businesses and governments to implement change, then we don’t know what will! Follow the filmmakers as they investigates the plastic pollution that’s choking our oceans.

Watch on Netflix


8. Shark by BBC Earth

Shark with school of fish

Come face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species. Essential to the fragile balance of our ocean’s health, Shark explores the complex nature of these magnificent creatures’ survival instincts.

Watch now on Netflix