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Sky Nature dives into uncharted territories in Whale with Steve Backshall

November 7, 2023

Steve Backshall will soon return to screens as he explores the incredible world of our oceans in Whale with Steve Backshall  coming to Sky Nature and NOW on December 3rd.

Following the success of Sky Nature’s Shark with Steve Backshall, this brand-new, four-part series follows Backshall as he free dives with whales and dolphins, getting closer than ever before, providing the audience the opportunity to witness rarely seen behaviours from these extraordinary mammals.

Through immersive, stunning natural history sequences, the series will follow mighty sperm and humpback whales, and meet intelligent orcas and bottlenose dolphins. The series explores their complex social relationships, surprising hunting techniques and that whales have very close-knit family units.

A naturalist, conservationist and Sky Ocean Hero Ambassador, Backshall teams up with world-leading scientists to confront the uncomfortable and urgent truths of overfishing, exploring how whales and dolphins are adapting to the ever-changing ocean environment in unexpected ways. Joining whale advocates across the globe who are achieving some great conservation successes, Backshall will discover why whales are essential for the health of our oceans, what we can do to ensure their survival and achieve the most remarkable conservation story of all.

Backshall commented: “The surface of the world’s ocean is the hottest it’s ever been – our sea life is in danger and we need to take urgent action. Visting the habitats of these remarkable mammals put into sharp focus how integral they are to our oceans’ health and why we must do everything we can to reduce threats to their existence.”

Poppy Dixon, Director Documentaries and Factual for Sky, added: “We’re thrilled to be launching this stunning natural history series with Steve Backshall – a remarkable free-diver with world-class expertise in ocean life, Steve is the perfect guide to take audiences on this eye-opening journey amongst the whales and dolphins of our planet.”

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