SILVER SPRING, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery's SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION is paradise found. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080430/NEW050LOGO) As the world awakes to a new day, Discovery takes viewers to some of the world's most exotic locales in SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION, showcasing the sun as it gloriously rises above the sea. Spectacular views of azure blue and emerald green ocean waters welcome the new day introduced in a tranquil and unhurried environment when SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION debuts on DVD and online at www.discoverystore.com June 11. SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION celebrates the morning eight stunning locales and shows how serene starting a day at the sea can be. The sun splashes long, golden rays of light on the ocean as seaside creatures emerge from sleep. From the rocky coasts of Maine to Australia's infamous Great Barrier Reef, Discovery presents rich and dynamic views of waking by magical bodies of water. Each episode of SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION runs approximately 45 minutes. SUNRISE EARTH airs in the morning Monday through Friday from 7-8 AM and 10-11 AM on HD Theater, Discovery's premiere HD network. Following are episode synopses: -- DISC A ISLAND FIRST LIGHT: Witness sunrise over the highest vantage point along the North Atlantic seaboard, Cadillac Mountain of Maine's Acadia National Park. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world - an underwater kingdom of living corals, fish, algae and seaweeds. Day begins along a pristine shoreline of white sands. -- DISC B SOCIETY ISLAND SUNRISE: Halfway between California and Australia lie long curling strings of island chains, the five archipelagos of French Polynesia. As day brightens, terns dip the waves, chasing fish to feed their young. On a white crushed-coral beach, hermit crabs emerge. PLAYA GRANDE MOONSET: Once a month, as the sun rises over the beach, the full moon dips into the waves of the pacific in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Creatures of the beach begin to stir. Pelicans glide in formation. The soothingly eternal waves await the next full moon. -- DISC C MEDITERRANEAN PORT: It's daybreak on the turquoise coast, tucked somewhere within the folds of Turkey's 2,500 mile coastline. A light flashes green over a quiet sea. Fishermen prepare their small boats, hoping for a good day's catch of tuna, sardines, shrimp and squid. ARGENTINE SEAL PUPS: Day breaks in a slice of red over the Southern Atlantic Ocean and a colony of southern elephant seals and its new pups. Thus begins the month of suckling she will give her child. Gulls wheel overhead, drawn to this period of birthing. -- DISC D SUNRISE SEAL COLONY: Elephant seals crawl up the beach at California's Point Reyes National Seashore to soak up the first drops of daylight. NINAGIAK ISLAND: An island beach awakes with a splash of brilliant color in Ninagiak Island, Katmai National Park, over a hundred miles from the nearest Alaskan town. Clouds flare on arctic terns swarming in aerial acrobatics as horned and tufted puffins bob nearby. SUNRISE EARTH: SEASIDE COLLECTION is available for $49.95-DVD/$59.95 BluRay and can be ordered online from www.discoverystore.com. About Discovery Commerce Discovery Commerce is the e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, home video and domestic licensing arm of Discovery Communications, the number-one non-fiction media company. Discovery Commerce extends the viewer experience through a wide array of entertaining and informative products and services, including enriching toys for children of all ages, fan gear for Discovery's popular series, and the best of Discovery's non-fiction programs and series on DVD. Discovery Commerce' selling channels include a robust online shopping site, www.discoverystore.com, the Discovery Channel Store Catalog, direct-to- response television (DRTV) and strategic third-party retail, ecommerce and merchandising partnerships. Domestic Licensing translates network brands into a wide variety of innovative product lines that are sold through well-known retailers throughout the United States.
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