NGC to take viewers on deep sea adventure
Abu Dhabi, February 21, 2010
National Geographic Abu Dhabi, the free-to-air Arabic channel, will take its viewers on a week-long marine adventure to discover the secrets and the majesty of the deep in Ocean Week starting from Monday.
The channel is brought to the region by Abu Dhabi Media Company and National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), said the Ocean Week will premiere at 9pm (UAE time).
It will feature unique footage that reveals astonishing behaviour of some marine animals, and new technology that charts the incredible underwater journeys of others.
Every minute is loaded with cutting edge science, state of the art graphics and gripping stories of great whites and the people who have survived their harrowing encounters, said a statement from the channel.
'Covering almost three quarters of the planet’s surface, the world’s oceans are home to hundreds of thousands of species of marine life, with potentially hundreds – if not thousands more – still undiscovered,' it said.
'But while many people have seen, crossed or perhaps even swam in one of the world’s ‘oceans’, few people have yet to grasp the sheer diversity of marine life – or even understand the incredible lives that some of these creatures lead – under the sea.'
'Ultimate Shark is a different look at nature’s near perfect predator: the great white shark. With bloodlines going back 400 million years, they are older than dinosaurs and even trees.'
But only now are scientists starting to understand the true power of great whites. Ultimate Shark breaks down dramatic great white-human attacks and demystifies the true motives and power behind great white shark behaviour.
'Hear the story of a surfer in Australia who was struck by a great white, bitten on the arm and leg, had his surfboard bit in two and was dragged underwater as the shark towed him by his board’s ankle strap – and escaped with only minor injuries,' the channel said.-TradeArabia News Service