Disc 1. Chasing Giants FOR AS LONG AS MAN has gone to sea there have been tales of terrible sea monsters. None have fed our imaginations more than the eight armed beast with eyes the size of volleyballs - the Giant Squid. As long as a bus, this creature has continued to elude and intrigue us while thriving in the ocean's depths. Disc 2. In the Company of Whales AMONG THE MOST prominent environmental and conservation issues facing humankind today is the fate of the whale. In the Company of Whales reveals the true nature of these lovable and scientifically fascinating mammals and the ecology of their world. Roger Payne, discoverer and researcher of humpback whale communications, a leading whale conservationist and Chief Scientist to the U.S. World Wildlife Fund hosts this enchanting programme. Sit tight and enjoy the ride as Roger embarks on a captivating journey around the globe exploring the many delights that these magnificent creatures have to offer. Disc 3. Forbidden Depths USING SOPHISTICATED underwater technology, U.S. and Cuban scientists explore the rich but relatively unknown waters off the coast of Cuba. With underwater photographer Al Giddings and the submersible from Discovery Channel's landmark voyage to Galapagos, this rich underwater site is explored for the first time. The scientists on board include Shirley Pomponi, a sponge expert; Tammy Frank, who studies shrimp-like species to understand adaptability; and Edie Widder, a bioluminescence expert. Disc 4. Great White Down Under OF ALL THE EARTH'S predators known and feared, none is more shrouded in mystery than the Great White Shark. Nowhere on earth is the Great White more dreaded than on the island continent of Australia, where the vast majority of people live along the coastline, a mere stones throw from over 170 species of sharks. In Australia, the coexistence between humans and sharks is not a choice, but a necessity. This programme examines the history of the white shark in Australia, from gruesome encounters with humans to the latest research. Now, by catching white sharks and implanting them with transmitters, researchers are tracking these predators and understanding for the first time where they go and what they do. Disc 5. Secrets of the Humpback Whale THE POWER AND MAJESTY of the humpback whale is seen through the eyes of world-renowned cinematographer Al Giddings. Twenty-five years ago Giddings was the first to film the humpback whale singing. Now he documents the new whale behavior in the blue waters off Hawaii. He follows their 3-month migration to the herring-rich waters off Alaska, where they hunt in packs. Disc 6. The Free Willy Story THIS IS THE STORY of Keiko, the Orca whale that starred in the movie Free Willy, and his journey home to the coastal waters of Iceland. The world watched with anticipation as Keiko was transported safely from Mexico city to Newport, Oregon in January 1996. But his safe arrival in Oregon was only the beginning of the story. Share in the excitement as a team of veterinarians and trainers work with Keiko in an unprecedented attempt to begin the daunting task of teaching him the skills he will need to survive in the open seas. Disc 7. Orca KILLER WHALES are not whales at all - they're actually dolphins. Follow along on a five-year study of New Zealand's killer whale population, between 250-300 whales. This beautiful documentary explores why Orca strand themselves, their family ties, migration schedule and favorite foods. Disc 8. Sharks of the Deep Blue TWO FIERCE PREDATORS, the oceanic white tip shark that inhabits deep offshore waters and the bull shark that patrols the murky shallows of rivers and estuaries, are examined. Underwater photographers search the depths off Hawaii for the dangerous and seldom seen oceanic white tip shark.