Science & Medicine
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Part Two of "Black Tale" continues to explore the problem caused by a parasite which came from Europe and was introduced into the Rocky Mountains. Beyond research, this episode reveals how your efforts can help prevent the spread of invasive species like those which cause whirling disease. Over three hundred invasive species are on the brink of colonizing Yellowstone National Park, your awareness could make the difference!
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The parasite which causes Whirling Disease is one example of the increasingly difficult problems caused by exotic species around the world. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout has seen dramatic population declines and other native species - even otters, herons, and grizzly bear, may be at risk. The problem, caused by a parasite which came from Europe and was introduced into the Rocky Mountains early this century, defies an easy solution. Nonetheless, researchers continue to test and apply new strategies in the hopes of restoring native populations.
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A preview of "BLACK TALE: The Whirling Disease Invaders" - An exotic species hits trout hard in Western rivers.
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"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" ignited a wave of enthusiasm around the nation and went on to become an incredible box office success. The creator of the film, Judy Irving, and one of its most vocal and colorful subjects, Mark Bittner, comment on the success of their production. The parrots represent San Francisco's untamed backyard. Does every community have its own "wild" spaces? How can local communities go from armchair conservation to the real thing . . . take Mark's advice and "start looking!"
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An interview with Mark Bittner and Judy Irving of "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill."
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In this, the final chapter of the OCEAN ACROBATS series, we are treated to rare footage of Spinner dolphins feeding at night. Though we've seen throughout the series how Spinners have used their social skills and unique physiology to survive the many challenges of ocean living, there is one predator they just can't outwit or outrun. Spinner Dolphins still face the all too common threat of finding themselves caught in a fisherman?s net. Why is this happening? And what can be done?
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A journey of a thousand bellyflops continues with Part 3 of OCEAN ACROBATS. Return to the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with scientists committed to finding out how Spinner dolphins use their acrobatic prowess to communicate with one another. Head slaps, back slaps, side slaps, arcuit leaps, salmon leaps, tail-over-head leaps, and, of course, spins. Find out what this ornate body language really means.
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A journey of a thousand bellyflops continues with Parts 3 and 4 of OCEAN ACROBATS. Return to the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with scientists commited to finding out how spinner dolphins use their acrobatic prowess to communicate. And in Part 4, a rare treat, watch as the Spinners feed at night. Though they may be the oceans greatest athletes, Spinner Dolphins even today face the unique and disturbing threat of finding themselves caught in a fisherman?s net. Why is this happening?
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Rejoin the Spinner dolphins of the South Pacific. Meet more scientists in Hawaii, Tahiti, and French Polynesia on a journey of a thousand bellyflops and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of these spectacular OCEAN ACROBATS. Part Two of the Four-Part Series is brought to you by veteran filmmaker and ocean activist Hardy Jones and www.bluevoice.org,
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Glide along through the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with the ocean's greatest performers - the Spinner dolphins. The show goes on underwater too where Spinners work together to eat, sleep, and keep each other safe from predators. Join scientists in Hawaii, Tahiti, and French Polynesia on a journey of a thousand bellyflops and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of these spectacular OCEAN ACROBATS. Part One of the Four-Part Series is brought to you by veteran filmmaker and ocean activist Hardy Jones and www.bluevoice.org.
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A preview of Parts One and Two of the Four-Part Series featuring the Spinner dolphins of the South Pacific.
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Hunters and environmentalists working arm-in-arm? Why not? Joe Gukowski has hunted in Montana for over sixty years, and in that time he has developed great respect for the land and the animals. Join Joe and other members of the Gallatin Wildlife Association, a truly progressive group of conservation-minded hunters, as they bridge the gap that often exists between outdoor sportsmen and environmentalists.
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We'd like you to meet the TERRA production team: Meigan, Jo, Eric, Monica, Julie, Ronald, and George. We've come together from around the world, so we're dedicating this episode to the Sandhill Crane. A big shout goes out to our worldwide audience and our worldwide producers!
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Come back to Hawaii for Part Two of "Survivors in Paradise!" The Amakihi is still going strong. But what is the answer to our riddle? What is biocomplexity? How do the interlocking pieces of an ecoysystem jigsaw puzzle come together?