Blue is the new black–or so Planet Green would have us believe, with their month-long Blue August television special focusing on all things aquatic. Planet Green will present water-themed documentaries and programs throughout August, with topics ranging from clean drinking water to the Great Barrier Reef.

Programming will include a special ocean-themed episode of Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff, Acid Test: The Challenge of Ocean Acidification with Sigourney Weaver, and Blue Planet, a series dedicated to Earth’s marine environment and hosted by Sir David Attenborough. Partners and experts from and will also contribute water-related content and commentary.

“Planet Green is shining a spotlight on the critical and complex role our oceans and water play in the health of our planet and to those who do and will in habit this earth,” said Laura Michalchyshyn, president of Planet Green.

It all syncs up very nicely with our August cover story on the latest generation of manned submarines that will reach previously untouched ocean depths, opening one of earth’s truly final frontiers.

Visit to see slideshows, volunteer activities, and beach tips — or simply to celebrate a very Blue August.