our big blue backyard (series 1)

Our Big Blue Backyard is a new blue-chip series that dives deep into the seas to discover stunning stories of New Zealand’s native ocean animals.

programme information

Duration

6 x 60'

Production Company

NHNZ Worldwide

YOP

2014

Definitions

HD

Episode Information

Six epic marine environments…each hosting a neighbourhood of marine animals living out their daily dramas. Our Big Blue Backyard is a new blue-chip series that dives deep into the seas to discover stunning stories of New Zealand’s native ocean animals. The series travels south to north, exploring six very special environments: it’s great white shark versus little blue penguins in the southern oasis of Stewart Island; a fur-seal summer off New Zealand’s wild west coast; a day out with the athletic Dusky Dolphins of Kaikoura; quality time with the big old snapper and crayfish of Goat Island; drama in the egg nurseries of the stunning Poor Knights Islands as parents try to protect their young , and predator versus prey as surfing Orcas travel the golden harbours of Northland, searching for their stingray victims. Each episode is structured around an ocean “neighbourhood” and features the colourful and varied inhabitants as they interact in their unique locations. The range and behaviours of these species in such close proximity is fascinating; from the giant to the tiny and the acrobatic to the rock scrapers - there is plenty of action in these aquatic communities. Orcas and mud crabs, seals and crayfish play out their lives as close neighbours and their stories weave together to reveal entertaining animal dramas.

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