Serious Ocean

Eight teenage adventurers head to the icy waters at the southernmost tip of South America, where they get a chance to help in scientific observation of penguins, seals and dolphins.

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  • Episode 8
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    September 26, 2008

    The Ocean eight help scientists dart dolphins to take flesh samples. They then sail to the world's most southerly glacier outside Antarctica, which they'll be surveying to check on global warming. This requires climbing onto the huge glacier and leaping over dangerous crevasses.

  • Episode 7
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    September 26, 2008

    The Serious adventurers head out into open ocean for the first time, confronting the power of the Pacific as they search out remote colonies of sea lions and fur seals. The team camp in a giant cave by a spectacular glacier, where they spend an emotional night.

  • Episode 6
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    September 19, 2008

    The Ocean eight sea kayak down a spectacular fjord to spend the night camping by a glacier near Cape Horn. Gutting a fish for supper prompts one of the biggest rows of the trip.

  • Episode 5
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    September 19, 2008

    The Ocean eight drop in on a rare colony of albatrosses and attach the first-ever satellite tag to a southern elephant seal pup. Harry finds sea kayak training traumatic, and David and Sybil drift recklessly into dangerous waters.

  • Episode 4
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    September 12, 2008

    The Ocean eight conduct a census of Magellanic penguins, one of the few species to live underground, and get up close to Chile's only breeding colony of elephant seals. Sailing through the night for the first time, several of the team struggle to stay awake.

  • Episode 3
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    September 12, 2008

    The Ocean eight explore the alien world below the waves, snorkelling and diving in freezing sub-Antarctic waters. They also reach spectacular new heights, climbing a mountain bordering the historic Magellan Strait. Life on board the yacht Valhalla is difficult.

  • Episode 2
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    September 5, 2008

    The Serious Ocean eight head to the icy waters at the southernmost tip of South America to begin their epic voyage of discovery. Team members struggle with seasickness and cabin fever.

  • Episode 1
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    September 5, 2008

    Sixteen finalists battle for one of eight places on the epic Serious Ocean expedition. To test how they cope with extreme adventure the contestants are pushed to the limit over a gruelling auditions weekend in Cornwall. The terrifying challenges range from crawling through pitch black tunnels to tightrope walking hundreds of metres above the raging sea.