About Underwater Universe
Underwater Universe presents a comprehensive look at the fascinating dark side of the world’s oceans. Four episodes explore the five deadly forces of the ocean--Tides and Currents, Pressure, Waves, and Predators. These are the Ocean's unpredictable governing powers, deadly forces that have brought terror and destruction throughout history. With breathtaking underwater cinematography, submersible expedition footage and new scientific information, Underwater Universe reveals the secrets of this vast frontier.
The Underwater Universe generates three types of deadly waves, each bigger and more destructive than the last: Rogue, Monster and Tsunami. Explore how these killers are born and what makes each unique. These battering rams of the underwater universe are the ocean's attempt to destroy us even on land, and they strike without warning.
PREDATORS OF THE DEEP
Bone crushing jaws, needle sharp teeth, venom so painful victims scream even after they're unconscious. The predators of the Underwater Universe have evolved to become our planet's most efficient killing machines. Discover the top five predators that prowl the ocean depths and how the top predator in the Underwater Universe might soon be replaced by another, far more menacing killer as ocean conditions change and traditional apex predators die out.
TIDES AND CURRENTS OF DEATH
The pull of the moon and spin of the earth generate mighty forces in the oceans that sweep relentlessly around the planet: tides and currents. Four of the Underwater Universe’s most powerful tides and currents pose the greatest potential threat to mankind. How did an ocean current trigger the planet’s most devastating mass extinction event? And could it happen again?
The crushing weight of water generates the Underwater Universe’s ultimate weapon: pressure. It has banished humans from much of the world’s oceans; only a handful have defied it head on and survived. The deeper man goes, the greater the power of water. Is it possible for anything to survive the deepest place on Earth some seven miles down? Plunge through five ocean zones, each deadlier than the last, to uncover the mysteries of Fatal Pressure.
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