Scientists have calculated that 70 percent of our planet is covered by water; small wonder then that human beings have always been so fascinated by the oceans and what lies beneath. Today while we still have so much more of the ocean realm to uncover, we have discovered enough to know that beneath the waves lies a vast treasure-trove of rich and diverse life.
Accompanying the television series of the same name, The Blue Planet leads us on a voyage of exploration from the coasts to the deep, where weird and monstrous fish lurk in a world of perpetual darkness. Along the way are creatures ranging from tiny organisms to majestic blue whales, and from the grotesque anglerfish, to the amazing tripod fish that stands on three delicate legs waiting to snap up unsuspecting prey.
With 400 full-color photographs, The Blue Planet is the first complete and comprehensive portrait of the whole ocean system.