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"Musk Ox Mania" "Creatures of the Deep Sea - Part 2"

"Creatures of the Deep Sea - Part 1" is the 25th 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 117th episode of the series. The episode was written by Chris Kratt and directed by Chris Kratt and Chris Roy.

In the episode, the Wild Kratts use Aviva's newest transport to dive down into the deep sea for exploration and to potentially discover new life forms. Meanwhile, Gourmand, using a submersible borrowed from Zach Varmitech, descends down into the deep sea to find new creatures to cook.

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.

On the open ocean, Martin tries diving as deep as he can, but he runs out of breath after reaching 50 feet and has to resurface. He and Chris then hear Aviva calling for them to return to the Tortuga. Once they return, Aviva and Koki introduce to their teammates a submersible they built that is capable of diving down and exploring the deepest parts of the ocean with minimal difficulty. The Kratt brothers are elated, hoping to use it to discover new species. After convincing a reluctant Jimmy to act as the driver, the Wild Kratts get into the submersible and descend into the deep sea. Meanwhile, Gourmand is traveling across the ocean on his boat while towing a submersible he borrowed from Zach Varmitech. Hoping to find some creatures in the deep sea to cook, he jumps into the submersible, detaches it from his boat, and descends.

The first creature the Wild Kratts see is a barreleye. To get a closer look, the Kratt brothers get into the Amphisub and miniaturize. They approach the barreleye and find out the green cylinders visible through its see-through head are eyes. Martin names the barreleye Crazy Eyes, and he and his brother watch as Crazy Eyes eats copepods from the tentacles of a jellyfish. Suddenly, a goblin shark stretches out its jaws and attempts to eat the Amphisub. The goblin shark eventually spits it out, but the attack damaged the Amphisub's tracking system. To guide the Kratt brothers back, the rest of the team shine a beacon light and tell the Kratt brothers via intercom that they should look for a light and follow it. However, there are many lights in the Kratt brothers' view, so they randomly pick one to follow. While she and her teammates wait, Aviva is inspired to learn how photophores, organs that produce bioluminescent light, work and to design a new Creature Power Suit that utilizes bioluminescence.

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The Kratts brothers follow the randomly-selected light and end up in front of a dragonfish.

The Kratts brothers follow the randomly-selected light and end up in front of a dragonfish. They note the many ways it utilizes bioluminescence, including blue photophores on its body for communication, a blue photophore on its barbell for hunting, and a red photophore in front of each eye to illuminate its prey without its prey seeing them, which Martin refers to as "invisibility power." They then call Aviva and ask for Dragonfish Creature Power Suits. Suddenly, they notice that the Amphisub is losing power. Chris finds out that the engine plug was dislodged from its socket during the goblin shark attack and just needs to be plugged in, but it is too late and the Amphisub sinks. Fortunately, Koki was able to lock onto their coordinates right before the Amphisub lost all power. However, just when Jimmy tries to maneuver the submersible to those coordinates, a colossal squid attacks the submersible.

Just before the Amphisub gets crushed due to the water pressure, the dragonfish the Kratts met hooks onto it with its jaws. While in its jaws Martin names the dragonfish Dragon Glow. Dragonfish Power Discs and a mayday message from the rest of the team are teleported to them, and the Kratt brothers activate their Creature Power Suits. They find the submersible and turn on their suits' invisibility. They use their jaws to bite the colossal squid's tentacles, and after a while the squid lets go of the submersible. Afterwards, the Kratt brothers, still with Dragonfish Powers, return to exploring the deep sea, hoping to discover new species. All of a sudden, they notice Gourmand in his submersible with several sea creatures he caught. They watch in alarm as he nets Dragon Glow before moving out of sight.

To be continued...

The episode transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers check out the features of Alvin, including the propulsion systems, hull, video cameras, robotic arms, and interior. Afterwards, they 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 1

Aviva and Koki with their submersible

Animals

Species Seen

Featured

  • Barreleye
  • Atlantic sea nettle (called jellyfish)
  • Goblin shark
  • Black dragonfish (called dragonfish)
  • Caridean shrimp (called deep sea shrimp)
  • Deep sea anglerfish (called anglerfish)
  • Colossal squid

Live Action

  • Giraffe
  • African bush elephant
  • Lion
  • American black bear
  • Grey wolf
  • North American porcupine
  • Spider monkey
  • Jaguar
  • Tapir
  • Trumpetfish

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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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