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Nat Geo’s Drain the Oceans Set for Australian Premiere


National Geographic’s new ten-part factual series Drain the Oceans explores the underwater world and is slated to debut in Australia next month.

Drain the Oceans reveals the full scope of the shipwrecks, treasure, sunken cities, geology and technology at play on the floors of lakes, seas and oceans around the world, solving underwater riddles that have intrigued generations. It will debut in Australia on Foxtel, Fetch and the National Geographic app on August 7 at 8:30 p.m.

Combining the latest scientific data from underwater scanning systems with state-of-the-art digital re-creations, the series explores the China Seas, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Nile, the Pacific Rim, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea. Spanning ancient and modern times, the program investigates mysteries from the disappearance of the dinosaurs right up to the still-unsolved search for flight MH370.

Highlights for Australian viewers include the premiere episode, “Nazi Secrets,” which looks at how the Nazis waged a secret war across the world’s oceans. The episode investigates the lost wrecks of World War II. The episode “Deadly Pacific,” which debuts in Australia on September 11 at 8:30 p.m., looks at the Pacific Ring of Fire, an underwater hotbed of volcanoes, mega-quakes and tsunamis. Additional episodes include “Sunken Treasures,” “Egypt’s Lost Wonders,” “Gulf of Mexico” and “Ultimate Battleships.”

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