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Naked Oceans episode

Tue, 4th Dec 2012

A Short History of the Oceans

World Map (c) NASA

In the first of a two-part finale to this season of Naked Oceans Sarah Castor Perry takes a whistle-stop tour of the history of life in our seas, from the earliest forms, right up until the present day, stopping off at some of the big milestones (and creatures!) along the way. She dips her toes into everything from bacteria to ancient marine reptiles, early human fishing to deep sea exploration.

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In this edition of Naked Oceans

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  • 18:36 - Exploring the oceans

    Humans have been exploring the oceans above and beneath the waves for thousands of years, most recently into the dark depths

  • 22:29 - Searching for ocean biodiversity

    For the last decade, the Census of Marine Life has been pushing back the boundaries of what we know about ocean biodiversity

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