Latest Episode of PBS Digital Studios Series, “UnderH2O,” Brings Viewers Face to Face with the Breathtaking Creatures Found in the Open Ocean at Night

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Emmy Award-Winning Underwater Cameraman and His Filmmaking Team Continue to Explore the Mysteries of the Sea

PBS Digital Studios Series "UnderH2O"

Jumping overboard in the open ocean at midnight feels as close to space travel as you can get on this planet. The animals that call this part of the ocean home are beyond our wildest imaginations.

Acclaimed PBS Digital Studios series, “UnderH2O” launches its fifth episode titled, “Blackwater Drift Dive,” taking viewers where few have gone – into the open ocean in the dark of night. This latest installment finds Emmy Award-Winning underwater cameraman and Marine Biologist, Dr. Craig Musburger, and his team heading far offshore for a midnight drift dive with more 1,000 feet of water between them and the seafloor. This episode brings viewers face to face with some bizarre and mysterious animals that pulsate in a dazzling show of light and motion.

“Jumping overboard in the open ocean at midnight feels as close to space travel as you can get on this planet,” said Musburger. “The animals that call this part of the ocean home are beyond our wildest imaginations. We’re thrilled that this partnership with PBS Digital Studios has allowed us to share these kinds of experiences with so many.”

The latest episode of “UnderH2O” is available on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/oK_NzXbD1PI. The series gives viewers a thrilling glimpse at what it takes to capture images of the mysterious world below the sea. Musburger and his crew take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of professional underwater filmmaking and the beauty that most of us never have the chance to witness up close, whether an underwater volcano or some of the rarest creatures on earth.

New episodes of “UnderH2O” are released every other Tuesday. Viewers can see all “UnderH2O” episodes at http://www.youtube.com/underH2Oshow and follow the show on Twitter @underH2Oshow.

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About Dr. Craig Musburger
Musburger is a Ph.D. Marine Biologist and winner of a National Emmy Award in Outstanding Camera Work for his work as the underwater cameraman for the NBC Sports production of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Craig has been diving since 1984 when, at the age of ten, he took his first breath from a SCUBA tank. Since then, he has logged over 5,000 hours of dive time in all corners of the world. He has filmed for National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, ESPN, NBC and more. He has been nominated three times for the Outstanding Camera Work Emmy. As a scientist, he has conducted research on coral reefs throughout the world. He has published articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and he received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Hawaii for his research on the biogeography of coral reef fishes across the Central and Western Pacific Ocean. In 2002, Craig founded HD Under H2O, a Hawaii-based production company specializing in underwater media production. For more information visit http://www.HDunderH2O.com.

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