Big Pacific

Airs Wednesdays at 8/7c

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The show examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.

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Episodes 2

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Big Pacific

Mysterious

We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific but she does not give up her secrets willingly.

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Mysterious

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Big Pacific

Violent

Those that live in the Pacific must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.

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Violent

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Clips 12

Video thumbnail: Big Pacific Grunions

Big Pacific

Grunions

A mass spawning event happens on an empty shoreline in the Gulf of California.

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Grunions

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Big Pacific

Yellow-eyed Penguins

A yellow-eyed penguin family nests in a secluded New Zealand forest.

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Yellow-eyed Penguins

4:15

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Big Pacific

Manta Rays

Manta rays feed nearly constantly on prey so minute it is just a haze in the water.

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Manta Rays

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Big Pacific

Marine Iguanas

The marine iguana is the only one of its kind with adaptations to thrive in the ocean.

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Marine Iguanas

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Big Pacific

Peppered Moray Eels

In the Marshall Islands Moray Eels are learning to hunt on land.

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Peppered Moray Eels

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Big Pacific

Dragon Tide

In Hangzhou Bay, brave surfers wait for the annual return of an ancient sea monster.

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Dragon Tide

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Big Pacific

Snake Island

Shedao, also known as Snake Island, is home to 20,000 Pit Vipers.

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Snake Island

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Big Pacific

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arribada

Each year olive ridley sea turtles return to their natal beach. How they find it shore is

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arribada

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Previews 8

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Big Pacific

Episode 4 | Official Extended Trailer

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors.

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Episode 4 | Official Extended Trailer

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Big Pacific

Episode 3 | Official Extended Trailer

The challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific.

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Episode 3 | Official Extended Trailer

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Big Pacific

Next on Episode 3

The challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific.

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Next on Episode 3

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Big Pacific

Episode 2 | Official Extended Trailer

Violence is part of life in the Pacific.

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Episode 2 | Official Extended Trailer

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