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Season 26

10 Feb. 2008
Crash: A Tale of Two Species
Each year a small shorebird must make a 10,000-mile journey from the southern tip of South America to its nesting grounds in the Arctic- one of the longest migrations on earth. This pocket-sized long distance traveler times its migration precisely to coincide with the annual spawning of one of earth's most ancient creatures: the horse-shoe crab. It's horseshoe crab eggs on the Delaware Bay that fuel the little birds epic journey to the Arctic. In the 1990s the fishing industry discovered that horseshoe crabs make good bait for eel and conch. As these industries boomed...
 
6 Apr. 2008
What Females Want and Males Will Do: Part 1
A highlight of Nature's season on PBS offers a rousing sex education that goes far beyond the birds and the bees. Lizards do push-ups for it, Gelada baboons show off their passion-flushed pectorals, and Capuchin monkeys play the drums.
 
4 May 2008
Superfish
Across three oceans and more than two years, marine biologist and filmmaker Rick Rosenthal set out to capture on film the biggest, fastest, most dangerous gamefish in the sea -- the ancient and amazing creatures known as billfish. The group includes the graceful sailfish, the menacing swordfish and queen of them all, the marlin. Marlin can top speeds of 60 miles an hour on migrations that can span 9,000 miles. The largest, always female, weigh in at 1,000 pounds and more, and are known as granders. Hemingway immortalized them in The Old Man and the Sea, but to his ...
 

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