National Geographic’s ocean exploration series “OceanXplorers” began production this month in the West Indies.
The six-part series is executive produced by National Geographic Explorer at Large James Cameron and in partnership with BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit (makers of “Blue Planet II”) and OceanX.
The series will explore the farthest frontiers of the world’s oceans, and will feature renowned scientists and top ocean storytellers, including Asha de Vos, Zoleka Filander, Eric Stackpole and Aldo Kane.
The research team’s first mission will be to study the great hammerhead’s hunting behaviors and solve one of the ocean’s most pressing mysteries: What makes this critically endangered species the ultimate predator, and why is it rapidly disappearing?
“OceanXplorers” will take audiences aboard National Geographic’s maiden voyage with OceanX’s scientific research and exploration vessel, the OceanXplorer, to investigate the farthest frontiers of the world’s oceans, 95% of which are entirely unexplored.
Throughout filming, the distinguished team will explore the waters in the West Indies, the Dominican Republic, the Azores and the Arctic.
The series will premiere in 172 countries and 43 languages on National Geographic.
(Image credit: Andy Mann/OceanX)