Sunday, May 9, 2021

The swim, official trailer

In 2018, Seeker chronicled Ben Lecomte’s historic swim across the Pacific to raise awareness for the state of our oceans.
Now, Lecomte’s incredible expedition has been turned into a full-length documentary, streaming now on Discovery+. Terms apply.
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He swam from Japan to Hawaii and at times saw a piece of plastic in the ocean every three minutes​ 
"A French man’s attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean may be over for now, but his campaign to warn the world about the dangers of plastic pollution in the ocean continues." 
Six months. 5,700 miles. 
One ocean. 
Ben Lecomte wants to be first to swim across Pacific.
"Ben Lecomte, a 50-year old Frenchman turned Texan, will slip into the water on Sunday off the coast of Choshi, Japan, and start swimming. 
If all goes as planned, he won’t set foot on land for six months. In that time, he plans to swim through the largest collection of trash on the planet, great white shark migration areas, through jellyfish and storms and isolation and monotony." 
Man begins to swim across Pacific Ocean, garbage patch and all​ 
"Lecomte said he is undertaking the expedition as a kind of existential challenge and to help publicize threats like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — the vast expanse of man-made pollution that fouls that ocean."
Ben Lecomte's historic swim across the Pacific Ocean is a feat that can’t be missed.
Join us as we dive into the most extensive data set of the Pacific Ocean ever collected.
Learn about the technology the Seeker crew is using to deter sharks away from Ben and measure the impact of the long-distance swim on his mind and body.
Ben's core mission is to raise awareness for ocean health issues, so we’ll investigate key topics such as pollution and plastics as he swims closer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, discover potential consequences from climate change, and examine how factors like ocean currents can impact his progress along the way.
Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world.
We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. 
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