Our Mission Statement

We’ve all seen the photograph. From a few hundred thousand miles distant we live on what appears to be little more than a small blue planet - what astronomer Carl Sagan called the “blue marble”. It’s blue because over 70 percent of the surface of this planet is covered in water. Mostly, that water is relatively shallow, but in some places it’s many miles deep – deeper than our highest mountains are high. And much of those depths are still to be surveyed, less even than the far side of the moon. And yet, our oceans are the foundation of almost every food chain on the planet.

From the tiniest single celled plankton to the voracious predators of our nightmares, our oceans literally feed every step up the precarious ecological mountain of our existence.

From the tiniest single celled plankton to the voracious predators of our nightmares, our oceans literally feed every step up the precarious ecological mountain of our existence.

Our oceans also regulate our climate and the air we breathe.

They are, quite simply, the reason we are here.

Without oceans, life would not have arrived, survived and thrived on planet earth.

But today, too few people – especially young people – understand these connections. The oceans are much more than places to paddle in, surf on, or ship cargo across.

Blue Oceans TV seeks to redress this imperfect understanding. Not by lecturing or blaming or accusing, but by opening our audiences’ eyes to the wonders of our water planet. We will take you beneath the waves to explore this special environment, this extraordinary world. We will introduce you to its inhabitants, both tiny and huge.

• Multicolored and subtly camouflaged.

• Quiet and ferocious.

• We will enable you to breathe deep beneath the waves and embrace a wonderful world – but it’s a world in jeopardy. Because of us.

• Through the eyes of marine biologists, oceanographers, paleontologists, and maritime biochemists, we will see this submarine world in a new way. Not alien, but familiar. Not hostile, but intrinsic to our survival.

We will live with these scientists as they meticulously measure apparently tiny aspects of our water world.

• How many Plankton per cubic centimeter of seawater exist in coastal Iceland?

• How many blue whales live in the Northern Pacific?

• How is the Mediterranean changing as a result of human activity?

• Where have all these jellyfish come from around Japan?

• Some are saying that Australian Sharks have “developed a taste” for human flesh. Is this true?
(Spoiler alert. No)

So why aren’t the world’s media reporting true science? The answer to that question is a long one, but it boils down to the availability of simple, quick sound bites. Blue Oceans TV will report, reflect, and respond to those questions. Some you will be familiar with. Some may never have even occurred to you. Why should they?

Because the survival of humankind depends on it.