Timed with World Ocean’s Day Rolex has today released the documentary “Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Oceans” which is free to watch online.

The documentary features oceanographer and Rolex Testimonee Sylvia Earle along with marine scientists, to tell the story of work being undertaken across the planet to protect the oceans’ fragile ecosystems.

Perpetual Planet – Mission Blue 2020 – Vreni Häussermann
Chilean Patagonia harbors unique marine life that Vreni Häussermann strives to protect. ©Rolex

Commissioned as part of Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative, the documentary was created to support and create awareness of the people devising solutions to the Earth’s growing environmental challenges. According to Rolex, “the initiative derives from Rolex’s legacy as a company that has traditionally fostered exploration for the sake of discovery. However, today’s explorers are increasingly concerned about the balance of the Earth’s ecosystems.”

Ghislain Bardout Director of Under the Pole Expeditions Rolex
Ghislain Bardout during an encounter with a hawksbill sea turtle. ©Rolex

The hour-long documentary — produced by the BBC Studios’ Science Unit — highlights seven explorers (“Heroes”) dedicated to the conservation of the environment. Watch the full documentary here at Rolex.org.


Top photo by Emma Cam 2019 ©Rolex. Searching for resilient corals that help save the Great Barrier Reef.

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