Planet Earth (2006)
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The Shallow Seas 

Shallow seas cover only 8% of earth's surface, but contain the richest, most varied maritime life: from plankton and coral (literally vital for the very existence of reefs) to birds and ... See full summary »
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Episode credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Sigourney Weaver ... Narrator - US Version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Anguti Johnston Thomas Anguti Johnston ... Inuktitut Narrator
Simon King Simon King ... Self
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Shallow seas cover only 8% of earth's surface, but contain the richest, most varied maritime life: from plankton and coral (literally vital for the very existence of reefs) to birds and from various invertebrates to mammals like seals, dolphins and whales and from sea snakes to countless fish species. Their ecological interaction is greatly varied and complex, often with nearby land to, even with deserts. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Arabian Gulf that referred to in this episode, its actual name is Persian Gulf. See more »

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David Attenborough - Narrator: Our planet's continents are fringed by shallow seas. Rarely more than 200 meters deep, they lie on the continental shelves, which may stretch sometimes for hundreds of miles before the sea floor drops into deeper, darker waters. Altogether, they constitute a mere 8% of the world's oceans, but they contain the vast majority of its marine life.
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Planet Earth Theme
Written by George Fenton
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
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30 December 2017 | by jackiehegartySee all my reviews

Just love this! But I do wish the photographers got more credit. The shots are amazing most times. I may not want to see penguins be ing attacked but this is what happens. Thank you, thank you to all the wonderful photographers.


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8 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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