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
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.
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.
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.
4. The Deep
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.
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.
6. Saltwater Secrets
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.
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.
8. Shark by BBC Earth
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.