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BBC4 sets sail with Pioneer

BBC4 in the UK has commissioned a feature-length one-off doc on how humans are changing the oceans and the life within them.

Peter Collins

Ocean Autopsy is being produced by Tinopolis-owned Pioneer Productions for the UK public broadcaster.

The 1×90’ doc sees leading oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski, along with zoologist Dr George McGavin, reveal the startling changes the seas are undergoing.

Czerski and McGavin will look at the water’s toxicity due to industrial chemicals and will investigate a plague of microplastics saturating the water. They’ll discover how this human-wrought change is in turn impacting our own health, and they’ll perform an autopsy on a porpoise to witness the devastating impact these changes are having on marine life at the top of the food chain.

They will also look for signs of hope, including re-wilded salt marshes flooded to counter rising seas, and biodiversity hotspots at the base of wind farms.

Peter Collins, executive producer, said: “We were really keen to tell the story of our fragile oceans beyond just plastics – invisible killers like PCBs and other chemicals are having devastating effects on entire marine ecosystems. The film uncovers the truth about these human-induced pollutants, as well as exploring the possible solutions.”

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