A perfect planet, from Discovery, shows marine survival

Much remains to be discovered about the oceans that make up planet Earth, however there are some projects that seek to clarify some of the unknowns that the marine world possesses.

An example of this is chapter four of the Discovery program, a perfect planetwhich seeks to demonstrate to the public why the Earth is designed to perfection.

The adaptation of whales to pollution in the Gulf of Thailand; the large concentrations of prey that attract predators; the marine iguanas that, when looking for food, their lives are in danger; the behavior of lemon sharks and the journey experienced by penguins in the Malvinas Islands are some of the case studies that will be explored in depth in the episode that airs today at 8:00 p.m.

According to producer Ed Charles, the fauna that lives in the sea has been threatened due to overfishing, land pollution, climate change and plastic waste, which is why, through this type of of projects seeks to make the public aware of the importance of preserving this ecosystem.

“If we continue on this path, I personally find the future of the oceans bleak. However, our world is resilient and if we give it as much time as a chance, it can recover.

“With initiatives like marine protected areas that allow fish stocks to replenish, increased use of renewable energy, and real commitment from governments around the world to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, I believe the ocean can be revitalized. and that the seas are clean is not only important for aquatic species, but for the health of the entire planet”, he stated.

Throughout the episode it will be seen that agricultural pollution, from fertilizer waste, stimulates the growth of plankton and generates algal blooms in Thailand, but when they die, they go to the bottom of the sea and rot, which means a problem for the fish as they need oxygen in the water to breathe.

But, thanks to this, the whales of that region learned a feeding technique, they remain on the surface of the water with their mouths open and the fish jump directly.

In South Africa, on the other hand, the viewer will be able to witness the work of cameraman Roger Horrocks who managed to portray more than 10,000 dolphins swimming in a straight line in search of prey.

For his part, the professional Richard Wollocombe filmed his journey through the high waves of Fernandina Island, Galapagos that captured the marine iguanas, typical of the region, developing in their own habitat.

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a perfect planet It premiered a few weeks ago, as part of the celebration of Earth Day and is made up of five units.

The first highlighted the importance of volcanoes, the second focused on the Sun and the energy that it emanates to feed the planet, the third deals with everything related to fresh water, while the fifth will explore an extremely devastating force of nature: the humanity.