A Grinning Sea Turtle, a Terrifying Fang Tooth Fish and an Underwater Volcano: Sir David Attenborough Reveals Blue Planet II’s Most Stunning Images Yet!


Asked what worried him the most about the crew’s findings, the 91-year old said: ‘Two things. One of course is the rising temperature, and particularly in the last programme it is illustrated what happens if the temperature goes up by 1.5 degrees.

‘The second thing is plastic. Plastic in the ocean. Now what we’re going to do about 1.5 degrees rise in the temperature of the ocean over the next 10 years, I don’t know, but we could actually do something about plastic right now. And I just wish we would.

‘There are so many sequences that every single one of us have been involved in, even in the most peripheral way, where we have seen tragedies happen because of the plastic in the ocean.

‘We’ve seen albatross come back with their belly full of food for their young and nothing in it.

‘The albatross parent has been away for three weeks gathering stuff for her young and what comes out? What does she give her chick?

The Blue Planet team spend a thousand hours submerged across the world filming for the new series. via dailymail.co.uk
An enormous whaleshark, surrounded by uncountable number of tiny fish, glides through the sea off the isolated Galapagos Islands. via dailymail.co.uk
The enormous size of the animal is made obvious as a diver is dwarfed next to the whaleshark. They can grow up to 39ft and weigh more than 20 tons. via dailymail.co.uk
Three humpback whales seen feeding off the coast of Monterey. The beautiful animals travel around 16,000 miles every year and feed mainly on krill and small fish. via dailymail.co.uk
Rays of sunlight break through the cover of a kelp forest. Macrocystis, also known as giant kellp, is found all along the west coast of North America. via dailymail.co.uk

‘You think it’s going to be squid, but it’s plastic. And the chick is going to starve and die.

‘There are more examples of that. But we could do things about plastic internationally tomorrow.’

Enlightening how he hoped the series would encourage viewers to think about our influence on the environment, he continued: ‘We have a responsibility. Every one of us. We may think we live a long way from the oceans but we don’t.

‘What we actually do here, and in the middle of Asia and wherever has a direct effect on the oceans and what the oceans do, then reflects back on us.

Scientist Steve Simpson uses a multi-directional hydrophone to record the noises of the reef. It was exposed recently that many fish rely on sound at key stages in their lives. via dailymail.co.uk


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