About Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

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Aired: 2015-08-31 04:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-PG

Big Blue Live is a live television and online event celebrating amazing marine creatures.

Big Blue Live is a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Set in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the bay has experienced an environmental rebirth. This wildlife success story attracts humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more for a once-a-year marine animal phenomenon.

A presentation of PBS and the BBC, Big Blue Live brought together scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists, and other experts over the course of three spectacular nights. The program was anchored live from a hub at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from a national marine sanctuary research vessel. Viewers watched one of nature’s great “reality shows” delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea, and below the waves.

Big Blue Live aired live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, 2015.

Episode 1
Follow migrating whales, sharks and various birds as they join sea otters, sea lions and other species that live full-time in Monterey Bay. Watch reports from Monterey Aquarium and NOAA research vessels and get facts about humpback whale anatomy.

Episode 2
Dive into the hidden world of Monterey’s sea lions and hear about the bay’s rejuvenation through sea otters’ return. Join a scientist who’s trying to help solve the mystery of shark migration and study the anatomy of white sharks and elephant seals.

Episode 3
Follow the team on the water and in the sky as they search for the giant of the sea: the blue whale. Venture inside the whale with Dr. Reidenberg and join Sanjayan on an incredible journey to get up close and personal with these giants of the deep.




Find out more about the hosts and contributors who will be working on Big Blue Live.



PBS and the BBC have worked with some incredible people to produce Big Blue Live.

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a spectacular marine protected area.

Statement About Safety

Statement About Safety

There are important laws and guidelines surrounding watching the wildlife on the series.

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