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National Geographic Channel’s Alien Deep is a five-part series that gives viewers an inside look at modern ocean exploration and recent discoveries. Viewers embark on expeditions with Dr. Robert Ballard as he explores geological secrets hidden in the depths of the ocean. Watch Ballard scour the seafloor of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea in search of shipwrecks that offer insight into the lives of ancient mariners.
These short videos and their supporting materials have been made specifically for educational use from clips from the Alien Deep series and never-before-seen film from Ballard's recent expeditions. Featuring topics like rogue waves and hydrothermal vents, this exciting footage engages learners with a wide variety of science and geography topics.
What’s out there? What’s down there? Modern tools and technologies are providing oceanographers and astronomers new opportunities to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space.
Explore how the smallest swimming organisms may play an important role in ocean mixing.
Scientists across the globe are trying to figure out why the ocean is becoming more violent and what, if anything, can be done about it.
See how a young boy's fascination with microorganisms led to a man's successful profession investigating plankton's role in ocean health.
This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1114251. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Take a voyage via submersible across our planet's largely unexplored ocean floors. Investigate the many mysteries of the sea, including underwater volcanoes and centuries-old shipwrecks.