Big Pacific

Wednesdays at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Traveling coast to coast and examining the micro to the mega, Big Pacific moves throughout the world’s largest ocean to present a broad range of locations, species, natural phenomena and behaviors. Each of the five episodes focuses on an iconic characteristic of the Pacific — voracious, mysterious, violent and passionate — to weave stories from across the sea that illustrate the multi-faceted character of this ocean.

“PBS is the destination for fascinating and comprehensive science and nature programming year-round and we are excited to share Big Pacific with audiences this summer,” said Pamela Aguilar, Senior Director of Programming & Development for PBS. “The Pacific Ocean is truly epic. It is an ocean so many people know, but it has many amazing untold stories found in its depths, from the mysterious sand circles of the Japanese coast to the behavioral adaptations of isolated island dwellers and the incredible appetites of the largest animals on earth.”

Filmed in ultra-high definition, Big Pacific will present the ocean and its denizens in way never before seen on television.

Mysterious
Wednesday, June 21, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, June 26, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

In the 21st century, explorers are only beginning to plumb the depths of the Pacific, yearning to unravel its mysteries … but the ocean doesn’t give up secrets willingly.

Violent
Wednesday, June 28, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, July 3, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the Pacific, and the creatures that live there must choose whether to avoid conflict  or rise to meet it.

Voracious
Wednesday, July 5, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, July 10, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Food is plentiful in the Pacific Ocean, but the challenge of finding that food drives all life in the Pacific. For creatures large and small, every mouthful counts.

Passionate
Wednesday, July 12, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, July 17, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations.

Big Pacific: Making Of
Wednesday, July 19, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, July 24, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers of Big Pacific. This special captures the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.