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The Gathering Swarms Air date: 05-22-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365247982/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It is quite a spectacle when animals come together in inconceivable numbers: sometimes in the millions, billions, and even trillions. When swarms gather, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and... /episodes/get/12753 /episode/12753 Nature: The Gathering Swarms /episode-player/12753
Leave it to Beavers Air date: 05-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365243455/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The beaver, more than any other animal, is responsible for creating fertile landscapes across North America, but it hasn’t gotten much recognition for that accomplishment until now. A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as... /episodes/get/12686 /episode/12686 Nature: Leave it to Beavers /episode-player/12686
 Snow Monkeys Air date: 04-24-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365230301/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they prepare to face the world. /episodes/get/12492 /episode/12492 Nature: Snow Monkeys /episode-player/12492
Touching the Wild Air date: 04-17-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365224462/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. As he crosses the species divide, Hutto taps into a new understanding of these... /episodes/get/12415 /episode/12415 Nature: Touching the Wild /episode-player/12415
My Bionic Pet Air date: 04-10-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365219180/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these... /episodes/get/12371 /episode/12371 Nature: My Bionic Pet /episode-player/12371
Ireland's Wild River Air date: 02-27-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365179383/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway – a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. The Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known... /episodes/get/11792 /episode/11792 Nature: Ireland's Wild River /episode-player/11792
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Can Animals Predict Disaster?
In interviews with scientists and eyewitnesses, NATURE probes the evidence that some animals may have senses that allow them to predict impending natural disasters long before we can.
Air date: 11/13/2005
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/995221474/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In interviews with scientists and eyewitnesses, NATURE probes the evidence that some animals may have senses that allow them to predict impending natural disasters long before we can. /episodes/get/2044 /episode/2044 Nature: Can Animals Predict Disaster? /episode-player/2044
Supersize Crocs
Gigantic crocodiles,some known to exceed 20 feet, are very, very rare, but still out there in the wild, with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these leviathans.
Air date: 02/11/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2130580199/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gigantic crocodiles,some known to exceed 20 feet, are very, very rare, but still out there in the wild, with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these leviathans. /episodes/get/2089 /episode/2089 Nature: Supersize Crocs /episode-player/2089
Ireland
Although green is its emblematic color, Ireland's verdant fields are not the nation's only extraordinary natural features. Sculpted millions of years ago by the advance and retreat of vast shields of ice, the Emerald Isle harbors a wealth of wildlife among its craggy mountains, fog-shrouded...
Air date: 03/12/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/995215979/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Although green is its emblematic color, Ireland's verdant fields are not the nation's only extraordinary natural features. Sculpted millions of years ago by the advance and retreat of vast shields of ice, the Emerald Isle harbors a wealth of wildlife among its craggy mountains, fog-shrouded... /episodes/get/2067 /episode/2067 Nature: Ireland /episode-player/2067
Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog
This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves ? and human trash ? that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in...
Air date: 04/23/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365019331/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves ? and human trash ? that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in... /episodes/get/9523 /episode/9523 Nature: Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog /episode-player/9523
Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs By Design
The second hour of "Dogs That Changed the World" details the explosion of the basic working dog types into the roughly 400 breeds known today; explores concerns about today?s competitive breeding and its effect on dogs? health and well-being; and outlines dogs? potential role in medical care for...
Air date: 04/30/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365029056/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The second hour of "Dogs That Changed the World" details the explosion of the basic working dog types into the roughly 400 breeds known today; explores concerns about today?s competitive breeding and its effect on dogs? health and well-being; and outlines dogs? potential role in medical care for... /episodes/get/9522 /episode/9522 Nature: Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs By Design /episode-player/9522
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