Wednesday 3 December, 8pm BBC TWO, Episode 4 of 8
(repeated on the HD channel on Saturday at 17:05 )
In the first of two episodes in the rich tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the team explores its remote and pristine underwater worlds.
Expedition leader Paul Rose, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue and marine biologist and oceanographer Tooni Mahto investigate how schools of manta ray suffering from shark bites are treated by the inhabitants of a remarkable reef and they go in search of one of the Indian Ocean's most elusive creatures, the dugong. The expedition visits the only 'coral nursery' in this ocean, where an extraordinary technique is being used to repair damaged reefs. They investigate what is driving the increasing trade in shark fishing and, working with the British Met Office, they take part in a global experiment to collect vital information about the Indian Ocean.
Produced and Directed by: Daniel Barry
Series Producer: Helen Thomas
Executive Producer: Anne Laking
"Five episodes in...this series is certainly living up to it's initial promise" .... The Daily Telegraph
"A shimmering Series" .... The Sun
“There are a myriad of reasons to watch this eye catching series……superb underwater photography…..plenty of fun for fact fans….You’ll be hooked to New Year” ....Mail on Sunday
Image: Indian Ocean Reef Fish by Ian Kellett.