Friday, June 8, 2018
On today's World Oceans Day, Nat Geo WILD is doing a TV marathon of ocean-focused programming as National Geographic highlights the problem with plastics.
Today is World Oceans Day and National Geographic's Nat Geo WILD (DStv 182 / StarSat 221 / Cell C black 262) is running a marathon of special programming to focus attention on the global crisis facing the world's oceans, including the premiere of a new documentary, Where Oceans Collide, at 18:00.
The world's oceans have reached an extremely dangerous tipping point with especially plastic bags and plastic straws - part of so-called "single-use plastics" - killing a multitude of sea creatures as part of the over 9 million tons of plastic waste flooding into the Earth's oceans each year.
National Geographic has launched an online pledge site where viewers can sign a pledge to commit to small efforts - like replacing plastic bags with reusable shopping bags and ending the use of plastic straws - two of the biggest plastic pollutants in the sea.
Nat Geo WILD is running an all-day marathon of special content dedicated to the nature and wildlife beneath the ocean and the need to protect it.
New Wave Warriors
10:05, 14:04, 18:48, 21:15
A show focused on intrepid conservationists doing the impossible, despite the odds.
Giants of the Deep
Venture beneath the sea's surface for an extraordinary look and listen at the ocean's most majestic creatures: whales.
How sharks were used to strike fear into the heart of prisoners held at "The Rock" prison in America.
Whales of the Deep
Using tags attached to whales, cameras in the deep ocean trenches follow these amazing creatures and make astounding discoveries.
Man and the Wild: Oceans
Dr M Sanjayan shares how own ocean experiences to reveal a vibrant community who are providing some solutions that can help restore the oceans.
Life on the Barrier Reef
from 22:03 - 3 episodes
This 3-part series looks at the strides being made to enjoy nature and Australia's Barrier Reef, yet protect it at the same time.