Enjoying views from the depths below
Last year Blue Planet II was aired following four years of filming and editing by what are undoubtedly the best wildlife producers, photographers and videographers in the business. Their images and film sequences are beautifully narrated by the inspirational Sir David Attenborough. Sat watching the program in awe of the majestic creatures on my screen and becoming more and more angry at the impact we are having on the oceans with our consumer led, plastic overloaded lifestyles it makes me incredibly thankful that I had a TV Aerial Installation Swansea come and sort my aerial out a few months before hand.
It goes without saying that I now have that TV Aerial Installation Swansea company number stored safely on my mobile. I don’t want to miss out on Strictly in a months’ time either!
Anyway, back to Blue Planet II. Here are some facts that I didn’t know before I watched the series:
- Dolphins use natural medicinal properties to help keep themselves healthy. They rub their bodies against the Gorgonian sea fan which is covered in a mucus that is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial in its qualities and they do so to help prevent any infections.
- Plankton not only provides a food source for other creatures in the seas but also helps our very existence as human beings. The mobula ray feeds of a type of plankton that light up the sea with their fluorescent colours. If you add all the plankton, seagrasses and seaweed together the cumulatively produces more oxygen than all the grassy areas and forests in the world put together.
- Our waves have explosive energy. A large storm out at sea can produce energy through the waves which is equivalent to 10,000 nuclear bombs.
- The ice region of the Arctic has reportedly shrunk by around 40% in the last 30 years. That is a scary rate.
- Orcas or Killer Whales have incredible tales and they actually use them to help with their prey. They use the power of their tails to break ice and tip off any seals that may be resting on it and also send shockwaves through the water that stun shoals of herring, allowing them to then make the most of the dazed state of the fish.
- The Tuskfish utilise the natural elements of their bowl-shaped coral home to help with breaking open clam shells. They pick up the clam shells in their mouths and repeatedly drop them on to an anvil shaped area of the coral until they break open.