GREAT BARRIER REEF
Grab your mask and snorkel and come on an unforgettable adventure! GREAT BARRIER REEF captures the exquisite beauty and strangeness of the world’s largest living wonder and introduces us to the visionaries and citizen scientists who are helping us better understand this awesome, bizarre, and vibrant world.
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L'ORCHESTRE D'HIBERNATION ANIMAUX (HOW ANIMALS HIBERNATE)
Ever wonder what would happen if hibernating animals of different species formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winter’s sleep? In this subtly scientific version of “Peter and the Wolf”—starring a frog, a turtle, a bird, a mosquito, a bear, and a fish—viewers discover how each of these curious creatures use the magic of hibernation to survive the cold.
LENS OF TIME: SECRETS OF SCHOOLING
Collective behavior is embodied in swarms of insects, flocks of birds, herds of antelope, and schools of fish. Such coordinated movement requires the rapid transfer of information among individuals, but understanding exactly how this information spreads through the group has long eluded scientists. Now, Iain Couzin and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology at the University of Konstanz, Germany are using new observation techniques and technologies to reveal the mysterious mechanics of collective behavior.
WHEN THE DOGS ARE GONE - THE RACE
On the western coast of Greenland, a young boy dreams of winning the national championship of dog sledding, an ancient form of transportation which has turned into a highly competitive sport. For thousands of years, the genetically unique sled dog has shaped the life of the Inuit people. But all that may be about to change.
THE GREAT PRETENDER
After the loss of an important display feather a famous lyrebird named "The Pretender" struggles to win a mate during the most competitive song-and-dance competition in Australia.
1000s OF BUGS, 100 ISLANDS, 1 HAPPY ENTOMOLOGIST
Chris Ernst has a mission: to find and catalogue all of the tiny creatures that creep, crawl, and fly around the Central Coast of British Columbia.