A film by Tim Förderer und Annette Scheurich
Documentary (52min), ZDF/ ARTE, 2008
This documentary reveals the latest developments in deep sea science, exploring the still largely unknown abysses of the ocean and its essential impact on our environment and climate. What kind of creatures can survive the enormous pressure and find food in total darkness? What are the chances and dangers of exploiting potentially enormous energy reserves on the sea floor? In what way is our climate influenced by the deep sea and how can we use such information for long term weather forecasts? In a world of dwindling resources and a changing climate, we need to know more about the depths of the element that makes this planet a blue one.