Set the DVR. Get out the popcorn popper. Settle in and get ready to watch three entrancing hours of jaw-dropping scenery and majestic wildlife during the BBC/PBS production of “Big Blue Live,” shot in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The shows are due to air locally on PBS from 8 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 3.
The Sanctuary encompasses a swath of the Pacific along the shore from mid-Cambria to Marin County. Among the wildlife featured in the presentations are whales, dolphins, seabirds, sea lions and sea otters.
According to Margaret “P.J.” Webb of Cambria, president of the Sanctuary Advisory Council, “This is going to be a huge event on international television … they have been filming all summer.”
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Among the sanctuary locations featured in the shows, according to the http://montereybay.noaa.gov/new/2015/bbl.html website, are the Monterey Bay Aquarium and various sites seen from the “open air studios aboard the sanctuary’s R/V Fulmar” ship.