BLUE PLANET II Summer Video Series

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The Scientific Library is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Video Series. This year we will show the 7-part series from the BBC titled BLUE PLANET II. This landmark series will bring viewers face to face with unexpected new landscapes and introduce compelling contemporary stories from our oceans. Over the course of more than four years, the Blue Planet II teams have mounted 125 expeditions, visited 39 countries, filmed across every ocean and spent over 6,000 hours diving underwater to bring us closer than ever before to the captivating lives of some of the most extraordinary sea creatures.

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The series consists of 7 episodes, each 60 minutes in length. Each episode will be shown 4 times each week, 2 times at the ATRF and 2 times in Building 549, to accommodate various work locations and lunch schedules. The program will begin on Monday, July 2, and will conclude on Friday, August 17.

The BLUE PLANET II program will be shown at the ATRF on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the ATRF Conference Center.

The BLUE PLANET II program will be shown on the main NCI-F campus on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549.

You may bring your lunch to the program. This DVD series is part of the Scientific Library’s circulating collection, and may be borrowed after the entire series ends in August.

Please check the schedule below for information on each episode. Be sure to view your desired location.

Episode 1: One Ocean Monday, July 2, & Tuesday, July 3; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, July 5, & Friday, July 6; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Using cutting-edge technology, this episode takes us on a journey from the intense heat of the tropics to our planet's frozen poles to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never-before-seen animal behaviors.

Episode 2: The Deep Monday, July 9, & Tuesday, July 10; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203 (Monday) and E1201 (Tuesday) Thursday, July 12, & Friday, July 13; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 A ground-breaking journey to the Deep, our final frontier and home to real-life aliens, from monstrous sharks to shrimps in glass cages and perhaps the origin of all life on Earth.

Episode 3: Coral Reefs Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, July 19, & Friday, July 20; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Coral reefs occupy less than one tenth of one percent of the ocean floor, yet they are home to a quarter of all known marine species. They are complex, infinitely varied structures providing all kinds of homes.

Episode 4: Big Blue Monday, July 23, & Tuesday, July 24; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, July 26, & Friday, July 27; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 The world's greatest wilderness, it's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to some of the biggest and most spectacular creatures on earth.

Episode 5: Green Seas Monday, July 30, & Tuesday, July 31; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, August 2, & Friday, August 3; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 It's our green seas that bring life to our oceans. Here sunlight powers the growth of enchanted forests of kelp, mangroves and sea grass. They are the most abundant, fiercely competitive places in the ocean.

Episode 6: Coasts Monday, August 6, & Tuesday, August 7; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, August 9, & Friday, August 10; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Coasts are the most dynamic and challenging habitats in the ocean, that bring great rewards but also great danger. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious ways to cope.

Episode 7: Our Blue Planet Monday, August 13, & Tuesday, August 14; beginning at 12:00 p.m. ATRF Conference Center, Room E1201 Thursday, August 16, & Friday, August 17; beginning at 12:00 p.m. Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549 Sir David Attenborough examines the impact of human life on life in the ocean. Despite the devastating impacts discussed, there is an inspiring message of hope.