The Atlantic is an ocean everyone thinks they know, but what we see from the shore is only a fraction of the story. This beautiful and dramatic series takes viewers on a mind-blowing journey from north to south, from Africa to Brazil, pulled by the currents and blown by the wind for thousands of miles, touching countless nations and reaching crushing depths. The series captures all the romance, raw power and spectacular beauty of the Atlantic as in each episode it explores the character, qualities and ecology of its three different zones - the north, the tropics and the south - and reveals the captivating stories of those intimately connected to it.
Life Stream In the wild North Atlantic, massive whale pods, giant turtles and monstrous jellyfish ride the Gulf Stream, a huge ocean current that becomes a migration superhighway and helps warm northern Europe. Mountains of the Deep In the vast South Atlantic, huge pods of dolphins, massive penguin colonies and the largest gathering of marine mammals on earth pack chains of extraordinary islands, created by powerful volcanic forces far below them. Nutrient-rich upwellings create profusions of life in some areas, whilst extreme isolation and abyssal depths host a world of bizarre creatures in others. From Heaven to Hell In the balmy tropical Atlantic, everything from dolphins, manatees and whale sharks to sunbathing jellyfish thrive in the Caribbean's warm, sheltered waters, fringed with coral reefs and rich mangrove forests. But extreme heat in Africa unleashes terrifying hurricanes, causing chaos across the region.