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This article focuses on the first part of the Season Three special.
?For the first part, see "Creatures of the Deep Sea - Part 1".

"Creatures of the Deep Sea - Part 2" is the 26th episode of the fourth season of Wild Kratts,[1] originally airing on PBS Kids on November 23, 2016, as part of a Wild Kratts special called Creatures of the Deep Sea.[2] Overall, it is the 118th episode of the series. The episode was written by Chris Kratt and directed by Chris Kratt and Chris Roy.

As the continuation of "Creatures of the Deep Sea - Part 1," the Wild Kratts try to stop Gourmand from cooking deep sea creatures. In the process, they learn more about the deep sea.

Plot

The episode begins with a live action segment. The Kratt brothers are at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) aboard the research vessel Atlantis. They tell the audience that most places on Earth are well explored, that is, except the deep sea. They then introduce Alvin, a research submersible designed to operate in the deep sea. Afterwards, they ask their "What if?" question, and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.

Continued from the previous episode...

The Kratt brothers return to their submersible in urgency. After deactivating Dragonfish Powers and returning the totaled Amphisub to Koki, the Kratt brothers tell their teammates that they saw Gourmand harvesting deep sea creatures. The Wild Kratts then spring into action to search for Gourmand.

The Wild Kratts reach the bottom of the sea. The first creatures they see are giant isopods, which they witness eating whale remains. They also find a dumbo octopus. Noticing that the octopus reminds her of her submersible, Aviva names the submersible the Pulponaut, after the Spanish word for octopus, pulpo. This inspires Martin to name the dumbo octopus Pulpo. They then follow Pulpo, hoping that he will lead them to where Gourmand is. Pulpo leads them to the foot of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, up the summit, and down towards the rift, where they find hydrothermal vents. The Kratt brothers decide to take a closer look at the hydrothermal vents and to learn about the processes they undergo and the creatures around them. Martin activates Yeti Crab Power using a piece of yeti crab carapace from Chris's collection of animal specimens. He and Chris, who rides in the repaired Amphisub, miniaturize and head out into the water, while the rest of the team go deeper down the rift.

The Kratt brothers observe vent shrimp grazing on chemobacteria on the surface of a hydrothermal vent. Martin names one of the shrimps Heatseeker. Suddenly, they notice the silhouette of a mysterious creature. Thinking it is new species, the Kratt brothers pursue it, but from out of nowhere Gourmand nets Martin and other creatures, including Heatseeker. Chris ceases the pursuit and instead follows Gourmand. He calls the rest of the team and says that he found Gourmand, who is attempting to cook a cage of creatures by holding the cage above hydrothermal vents. Gourmand then takes out Martin and places him in the cage, but pulls it away from the hydrothermal vents when he hears Martin shouting "Stop!" Martin tells Gourmand to release the caged creatures. When that did not convince him, Martin tells him all about the creatures he is about to cook, hoping to persuade him from doing so. In the process he names a goblin shark Snapjaw. Gourmand sarcastically thanks him and returns to cooking him and the rest of the caged creatures, but is stopped by the presence of the Pulponaut. Gourmand attacks the Pulponaut by slapping it with his submersible's spatula attachment. He then sticks it to the sea floor with dough before returning to cook the caged creatures. To raise the temperature of the surroundings, Gourmand slams the sea floor using a pair of giant meat mallets. However, he inadvertently triggers an underwater volcanic eruption.

Chris finds a giant squid and activates Giant Squid Power. He latches onto Gourmand's submersible and releases the captured creatures. Martin activates Sperm Whale Power by touching Bumper's mom as she swims by. His expansion releases all the creatures in the cage. He swims towards the Pulponaut and headbutts it, freeing it from the sticky dough. The Wild Kratts then return to the surface to escape the volcanic eruption. Gourmand panics and tries to escape, but multiple volcanic rocks damage his submersible, causing it to fall down the rift. He ejects from the submersible moments before it sinks into the magma.

At the ocean surface, the Kratt brothers lay sullen outside the Tortuga from the fact that they did not get to discover any new species. Aviva comes out and comforts them by saying they did more than they realize, including saving deep sea creatures from Gourmand. The Kratt brothers, feeling better, respond by noting the progressive nature of science, saying that there is always a next time, and exclaiming "Creature mission accomplished!" along with their fellow teammates.

The episode transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers meet Dr. Tim Shank, a scientist at WHOI. Dr. Shank shows them specimens of various species, including giant tube worms and vent shrimp. He also tells them about the discoveries he and fellow scientists made in the deep sea. Afterwards, the Kratt brothers conclude the episode by saying "Keep on creature adventuring; we'll see you on the creature trail!"

Characters

Humans

Creatures of the Deep Sea Part 2

The Kratt brothers in their Creature Power Suits

Animals

Species seen

  • Deep-sea anglerfish (called anglerfish)
  • Black dragonfish (called dragonfish)
  • Goblin shark
  • Barreleye
  • Caridean shrimp (called deep sea shrimp)
  • Giant isopod
  • Dumbo octopus
  • Giant tube worm
  • Vent shrimp
  • Deep sea clam
  • Colossal squid
  • Sperm whale
  • Unknown deep sea fish ("new species")

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WILD KRATTS Creatures of the Deep Sea Part 2

WILD KRATTS Creatures of the Deep Sea Part 2

References

  1. "Wild Kratts | Knowledge Kids." Knowledge Kids. Archived from the original on June 6, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2018. The order of the episode can be seen in the URL, which can be seen by hovering the cursor over the episode.
  2. Milligan, Mercedes. (November 11, 2016). "New 'Wild Kratts' Movie Premieres on PBS KIDS Nov. 23." Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 21, 2018. The episode has only aired on PBS Kids as part of the special. It has yet to air on the network on its own.
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