Drain the Ocean (on Nat’l Geographic Channel)
Most of my readers know that I have a passion for submarine geomorphology (e.g., the Sea-Floor Sunday series). I got excited the other day when I came across some news while surfing around some geoblogs* about a TV program on the National Geographic Channel called Drain the Ocean. As you might imagine from that title, the show is focused on our planet’s submarine landscapes, or seascapes.
What does the sea floor look like when the water is ‘drained away’? Some TV programs that deal with geology or oceanography have touched on the nature of the sea floor, but it is almost always within the context of biology. Don’t get me wrong … I love learning about marine biology, especially of the deep sea, but I’m usually left wanting more about the physical environment. Looks like this show might be able to deliver.
Drain the Ocean is on this coming Sunday (August 9th, 2009) on the National Geographic Channel. Unfortunately, I do not have that channel … but a friend of mine is DVRing it or maybe it’ll be on Netflix soon.
In the meantime, check out their website — they have a neat little interactive map previewing some of the sites they will discuss on the program.
The image above is from their interactive map showing how the Monterey submarine canyon is similar in scale to the Grand Canyon. Cool.
If you check out the show, blog about it, and then put a link to your post in this thread.
* via the blog Sedimentary Soliloquy