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Himalayas: Water towers of Asia
Their name translates from Sanskrit as “abode http://dougallan.com/of the snow”, a name that seems appropriate for the largest body of snow and the highest concentration of glaciers outside of the polar regions.
In this film environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, veteran wildlife cameraman Doug Allan and ecological economist Dr Trista Patterson reveal the natural beauty and diversity of the Himalayas, as well as the hidden contribution they make to life on the planet.
The Pantanal: A Jewel of South America, HD
The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth, covering an area of five and a half million square kilometres (2.1 million sq mi). The Pantanal of Brazil is the largest wetland in the world, and one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth. Enjoy this short high-definition production, featuring some beautiful shots of mother nature at her finest. Yet, the Pantanal is much more than a magical wetland. It also acts like a giant sponge, slowly releasing the flood water throughout the year and helping to protect millions of people further downstream. Watch a documentary about the Amazon.
Watch documentaries about the world’s oceans
Oceans: Blue heart of the planet
Almost three quarters of the earth’s surface is covered in water and around 90% of all the living space on Earth is contained in the oceans. These vast reserves cradled early life and continue to be home to a wealth of extraordinary creatures. At least 230,000 unique species have been documented, although as humans have only explored a small fraction of the depths, there may be as many as two million.
Today, the oceans soak up around one third of all of human carbon emissions. But this comes at a terrible cost. The composition of the oceans is changing to become more acidic, threatening the tremendous diversity of creatures that call them home. Watch a documentary about the ocean.
The King Of The Ocean Whales Secrets Raveled
Planet of Ocean.
The man gained the first grains of knowledge of this marvelous element by simply learning to swim, make primitive boats and catch fish. As shipbuilding was perfected and more sophisticated ships made, the courageous navigators went across the oceans and created civilizations… Watch Planet of Ocean movie.
Pacific ocean. Mariana trench.
Measuring the Greatest Ocean Depth
The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth’s oceans. In 2010 the United States Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping measured the depth of the Challenger Deep at 10,994 meters (36,070 feet) below sea level with an estimated vertical accuracy of ± 40 meters. If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, were placed at this location it would be covered by over one mile of water.
The first depth measurements in the Mariana Trench were made by the British survey ship HMS Challenger, which was used by the Royal Navy in 1875 to conduct research in the trench. The greatest depth that they recorded at that time was 8,184 meters (26,850 feet).
In 1951, another Royal Navy vessel, also named the “HMS Challenger,” returned to the area for additional measurements. They discovered an even deeper location with a depth of 10,900 meters (35,760 feet) determined by echo sounding. The Challenger Deep was named after the Royal Navy vessel that made these measurements.
Documentary Atlantic The Wildest Ocean on Earth