Alien Deep

This mesmerizing series asks what if the aliens were under your feet rather than over your head? Dr. Robert Ballard is the greatest underwater explorer of his generation, but he believes the tough job of shining a light into the abyss has only just begun. The oceans cover 71% of the planet – a mere 5% of which has been explored. In that 5%, Ballard has found the Titanic, the Bismarck, the carrier Yorktown and entirely new forms of life. Visit breathtaking sites on a surreal journey where cameras catch never-before-seen rock formations, lava vents and unusual species that call the ocean floor home, as Ballard explores these underwater worlds where no man has gone before. Alien Deep is Dr. Robert Ballard's voyage of discovery, his often inspired, sometimes opinionated, vision of our ocean planet – past, present and future. Produced by National Geographic.

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Alien Deep Wrecks of the Abyss

Dr. Robert Ballard is the Indiana Jones of the Alien Deep. He's on the hunt for the world's oldest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea. Using tactics and technology developed over a 50-year career at sea, he is on a quest to uncover the lost history of the Ancient world. Who were these earliest of mariners and how did they live ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Alien Deep It's Alive

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard is on a global quest to unravel one of the world's biggest mysteries – where life on Earth began. Ballard suspects life may have gotten started where hot rock and water collide in one of the world's most seemingly hostile environments – active volcanoes deep within the ocean. He tracks teams of scientists as they deploy ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Alien Deep Inner vs. Outer Space

After half a century traversing the world's oceans, Dr. Robert Ballard has figured out how to use remote technology to explore the bottom of the sea half a world away... and pick up lunch at his local deli all in the same afternoon. But now, dark forces are conspiring against ocean exploration. The world is running out of room. Earth's ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Alien Deep Fires of Creation

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as the Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and JFK's PT 109 to his name. But this time he is going on a journey like no other. He's going to make an underwater odyssey down the world's tallest mountain! No, it's not Everest at 29,000 ft. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Alien Deep Ocean's Fury

Waves may be getting bigger and badder, ocean patterns may be shifting, seas are rising and scientists are just starting to figure out why. Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of scientists go in search of answers. What we don't know about the ocean is alarming – waves that defy gravity, uncharted deep-sea currents, even alien creatures that move as ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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