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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this awe-inspiring nature series takes viewers on a tour of the diversity of the world’s oceans. Ocean experts study the geology and underwater atmosphere in some of the world’s most remote locations and get up close and personal with an array of stunning sea creatures. This beautiful show has plenty to offer the entire family, and the only thing that might alarm young kids is watching the scientists swim with a host of menacing species of sharks.
What's the story?
OCEANS BLUE chronicles the year-long mission by Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau) and a team of marine experts to investigate the mysteries of the planet’s vast oceans. The group of biologists, divers, and oceanic archaeologists travel to some of the most remote dive sites on Earth, including the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Cortez, and the Red Sea. Along with observing sea life, the experts study the geological history of the oceans themselves.
Is it any good?
Cousteau and his team call the oceans Earth’s “final frontier,” and it’s easy to believe their claim about the wealth of its untapped information when you take these underwater journeys with them. The beauty of the sea life and stunning views of the ocean bed’s landscape are truly awe-inspiring, leaving you with an overwhelming respect for the wonders of nature.
Oceans Blue has something for everyone in the family, from mesmerizing underwater scenery to fascinating information about Earth's history. The only potential issue is if your kids are squeamish about dangerous creatures like sharks; if that's the case, you might want to tuck them safely in bed before the rest of the family enjoys this series together.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the environment. In what ways is the environment threatened? How have humans contributed to that situation? What can we do to help? Why is conservation important?
Kids: What did you learn from this series? Did it give you a view of ocean life that you’ve never seen before? What was your favorite part?
KIds: What different kinds of jobs did you see represented in this show? Did any of them interest you? What do you want to be when you grow up? What studies and experience would you need to do that job?
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