National Geographic Channel’s Alien Deep is a five-part series that gives viewers an inside look at modern ocean exploration and recent discoveries. Viewers embark on expeditions with Dr. Robert Ballard as he explores geological secrets hidden in the depths of the ocean. Watch Ballard scour the seafloor of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea in search of shipwrecks that offer insight into the lives of ancient mariners.
These short videos and their supporting materials have been made specifically for educational use from clips from the Alien Deep series and never-before-seen film from Ballard's recent expeditions. Featuring topics like rogue waves and hydrothermal vents, this exciting footage engages learners with a wide variety of science and geography topics.
What’s out there? What’s down there? Modern tools and technologies are providing oceanographers and astronomers new opportunities to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space.
Explore how the smallest swimming organisms may play an important role in ocean mixing.
Scientists across the globe are trying to figure out why the ocean is becoming more violent and what, if anything, can be done about it.
With 95 percent of the seafloor not yet explored, oceanographers and maritime archaeologists look to the deep waters of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas for shipwrecks that can be used to tell the story of ancient civilizations throughout the region.
Due to very low levels of oxygen at shallow depths, Black Sea shipwrecks are well preserved when compared to other Mediterranean wrecks from the same time period. Oceanographers and maritime archaeologists look to the waters of the Black Sea for shipwrecks that can be used to uncover the history and culture of ancient civilizations throughout the region.
Take a voyage via submersible across our planet's largely unexplored ocean floors. Investigate the many mysteries of the sea, including underwater volcanoes and centuries-old shipwrecks.