Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

Scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts come together in a live TV broadcast to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California. Some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures convene in a once-a-year confluence of fins, fur and fangs.

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Big Blue Live Aired Aug 31- Sept 2, 2015 

Big Blue Live was a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Once a year, humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more convene in Monterey Bay. The live series celebrated a marine animal phenomenom and the rebirth of Monterey Bay. 

Big Blue Live aired live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9pm ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9pm PT.

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Take the Spirit Animal Quiz

Take the Spirit Animal Quiz

Join #TeamOtter, #TeamHumpback, #TeamWhiteShark and more!

Join the Conversation

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Hosts

Hosts

Find out more about the hosts and contributors who will be working on Big Blue Live.

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a spectacular marine protected area.

Animals

Animals

Explore the animals featured in the show and the Spirit Animal Quiz.

Animal Live Cams

Animal Live Cams

Check out live streaming video from our partners' web cams.

Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

See more photos of animals and what's been going on behind the scenes.

From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

The Art Show

Who can I talk to about a proposal for an ARTS BRIDGE episode?
Saad G., Cincinnati

ARTS BRIDGE and THE ART SHOW merged under the latter’s name.  Ideas about segments or arts organizations to be profiled can be directed to producer Ann Rotolante (arotolante@thinktv.org).  For arts interview subjects on SHOWCASE WITH BARBARA KELLAR, the producer is Colin Scianamblo (cscianamblo@cetconnect.org).  And for segment ideas for OUR OHIO, contact Richard Wonderling (rwonderling@thinktv.org).  
-Jim Wiener, Program Director

When do we get the Ken Burns VIETNAM program?
Jan N. Yellow Springs

Program?  More like a series, and  THE VIETNAM WAR from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be a 10-part, 18-hour series.

It will air 8pm Sunday- Thursday in consecutive weeks, September 17- 21, and September 24-28.   

Medals should be awarded to anyone who can watch the entire series in real time. 

There’s a lot here, but like BASEBALL, JAZZ and THE ROOSEVELTS,  Burns and Novick manage to tell stories that hold up amazingly well over a long haul.  And the buzz surrounding this series has been phenomenal.
-J.W.