If you are a fan of nature documentaries, there is no way you could have escaped the enormous body of work created by Sir David Attenborough. While working with the BBC for several decades, the broadcaster and naturalist has brought us closer to nature and the environment around us than any other living individual on the planet. After the success of “Planet Earth II”, the incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed “Planet Earth” series from 2006, Mr. Attenborough is now being commissioned by BBC to create a sequel to the 2001 series “The Blue Planet”.

Mysteries of the seas and oceans

The water bodies within our planet, especially the ocean floors, remain as deep a mystery as deep space. During the first "Blue planet" series, Mr. Attenborough’s team managed to scratch the surface of this mystery, but there is clearly loads of work left to be done. Armed with a new generation of gadgets and technology, the team will look to yet again immerse themselves into uncharted territories, and unravel one of the biggest secrets about our ecosystem.

Regarding this announcement, Mr. Attenborough said “I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known."

Although this announcement was only recently made by the BBC, their Natural history unit has already been filming for the series for nearly five years at this point.

With the help of some of the sharpest scientific minds on the planet, they visited the coast of every continent, and filmed every ocean body.

Tools of the trade

The series is most famous for using cutting-edge technology in order to reveal hidden facets related to ecosystems and plant/animal psychology. The crew used the assistance of tow cams, suction cams and probe cams in order to get into the heart of the action, and capture some never-before seen footage.

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Among the massive volume of tantalizing shots includes stories about the tuskfish – a fish that has become famous for using tools, and the hairy chested Hoffcrab, named after famous actor David Hasselhoff. These breeds are recent discoveries, and no known footage exists of these creatures so far.

Unique stories

Any documentary series that involves Sir David Attenborough is also famous for creating fascinating narratives utilizing the lives of plants and animals.

Mr. Attenborough brings us his years of insight observing these magnificent creatures, and allows us to peer into their minds by explaining their psychology.

The original “Blue Planet” was watched by over 12 million people all the way back in 2001, and there is no doubt that the second series will garner an ever greater following.