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The Best Oceanic Documentary Series

Updated 7 May 2020 48 votes 15 voters 1.3k views20 items

List RulesVote up the best documentary shows about whales and ocean that have aired on television.

The best documentaries about the ocean, whales and other sea creatures are not only breathtaking, but they're also a beautiful reminder of how much of the Earth is ocean. The best ocean documentary series ever shown on television are more than just a simple dive into the deep, sharing the history of the oceans and the amazing creatures that live in it. If you’ve been looking for the best ocean documentaries to add some beauty to your TV nights, this list of the best ocean and whale documentary series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

As technology improves, our views of the undersea world that takes up most of the planet become more crisp, clear, and otherworldly - even though they're about creatures very much of this earth. Newer documentaries such as Our Planet and Blue Planet II offer views never seen before, and modern understandings of the environments shared.

Which shows do the best job sharing the beauty of the ocean and its denizens? Vote up the best ocean documentary shows and add any documentary series about oceans, whales, and other sea creatures that are missing.

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