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In this docuseries, photography and high-tech visualizations reveal the secrets of natural wonders and man-made spectacles at the bottom of the sea. The 10-episode series debuted in 2018 on the National Geographic cable network.

National Geographic Channel
1 Season, 33 Episodes
May 28, 2018
Documentary & Biography
7.5/10
Cast: Craig Sechler, James Delgado, Eric Grove
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Drain the Oceans Full Episode Guide

  • Underwater secrets of Loch Ness, the California Gold Rush, and ancient Egypt.

  • The story of how Rome dominated the world for 500 years by conquering the sea.

  • How Japan dominated the Pacific during World War II, crushing the Allies.

  • Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the biggest wrecks ever sunk beneath the seas; new scientific data combines with cutting-edge computer graphics to drain the oceans to investigate the world's most awe-inspiring wrecks.

  • Shedding new light on Hitler's reign of terror and ultimate demise.

  • Emptying the lake to finally reveal the monster's identify.

  • London's secret history is revealed.

  • A new 3D survey of the Thai cave in Tham Luang reveals how 12 boys were rescued after being trapped.

  • A high-tech expedition searches for the iconic lost wrecks of the Battle of the Pacific.

  • Spain's attempted conquest of England fails when the Armada is defeated. By draining the ocean we reveal how the English then stole ship technology to build their own empire.

  • For over fifty years the world's two greatest superpowers, the United States and Soviet Union, pour their resources into a terrifying array of doomsday weapons and military machines. The Cold War is the world's first nuclear armed confrontation. Remarkably, it's also the greatest clandestine war in the history of mankind - conducted in secret beneath the waves. Now, with access to daring expeditions, precision data and classified information, we use ground-breaking computer-generated-images to drain the ocean and reveal the shocking secrets of the nuclear-armed Cold War.

  • The land battles of the American Civil War are well known, but it's the war on the seas that shaped the outcome of the war. Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of Civil War secrets, hidden deep underwater. Scientific data combines with computer graphics to drain the oceans to investigate the lost wrecks of the war.

  • Lost ships reveal the race to look for gold in the Klondike and California gold rushes.

  • Draining the oceans sheds light on the world's first stealth weapon - German U-Boats.

  • A look at the secrets of New York City.

  • A survey of the D-Day shipwrecks sheds light on the biggest amphibious invasion in history.

  • December 1945, a squadron of US Navy planes vanishes off Florida's coast and March, 2014 a Boeing 777 with 239 people on board is lost without a trace. Will the lessons learned from air disasters help solve the mysteries behind lost flights?

  • Beneath the waters of the world, lies undersea empires and relics of their bloody wars. Through the use of cutting edge technology we will uncover lost empires. for the first time.

  • An investigation into Mother Nature's fury and the effects of her wrath.

  • For centuries treasure ships sailed the oceans of the world...packed with silver, gold and precious stones. And where there's treasure, there are treasure hunters.

  • Lost civilizations, mysterious sunken cities and the legendary sites have all vanished beneath the waves. Can draining the seas help unlock their secrets?

  • The missing flight MH370 is analyzed.

  • The hidden secrets of WWI's powerful weapons are revealed by draining the North Sea.

  • The China seas are explored.

  • Lost secrets of the ancient Egyptian world are revealed.

  • The Ring of Fire is a breeding ground of many devastating natural disasters.

  • Exploring evidence of underwater cities, which may be ancient archaeological sites or accidents of geology.

  • Draining the oceans reveals wrecks awaiting treasure hunters.

  • The secrets of lost ancient civilizations come to light when the Mediterranean is drained.

  • Deadly secrets hiding under the ocean floor within the Gulf of Mexico are shown, and researchers attempt to develop a deeper understanding of some mysteries which have lingered due to the challenges of reaching new evidence.

  • There have been many different stories done on the Bermuda Triangle but none that have gone to the depths of what we propose. We will ‘drain’ the water and see for the first time what exactly lies...

  • Computer-generated imagery drains North America's Great Lakes, the world's largest system of free fresh water, to reveal hidden secrets of the continent's human history and changing geological past.

  • Advanced new underwater mapping combined with the latest computer graphics techniques, are today enabling us to virtually ‘drain’ the Titanic, and reveal spectacular 3D images of the final resting...

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