The Secret Life of Waves

Why do ocean waves act the way they do and how are they made?

Although these are seemingly simple questions, exploring the answers takes documentary film maker David Malone on a great scientific journey.

Investigating the underlying science behind waves shows David how waves are in fact not made of water, that some waves travel sideways, and the ocean waves sounds doesn’t come from the water – but from the bubbles.

David also realizes how profoundly important waves are to our ecosystem and finds a surprising connection between the life cycle of waves and the life of human beings.

As the ocean waves crash into the shores of our planet, unlock The Secret Life of Waves with David Malone in order to get a better understanding of the natural world we live in.

The Secret Life of Waves
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  • Release date2011
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)David Malone, Andrew Thompson
  • Production companyBBC Scotland