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Sharks at Osprey Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


View the sharks that live around Osprey Reef in Australia. Continue


Softer, More Human Robots

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NOVA
PBS


Engineers are making robots more human by turning them entirely flexible, inside and out. Continue


Coral Spawns

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Life on the Reef
PBS


All at once, billions of coral polyps for hundreds of miles release their egg and sperm into the ocean during the annual coral spawn. As the fireworks begin, the water column fills with what looks like an upside down snowstorm. This mass synchronized event is unlike any known elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Yet as big as it is, there’s also beauty in the detail. Continue


Ways to Die on the Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


View a collection of predator moments from Life on the Reef. Continue


Turtles on Raine Island

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Life on the Reef
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On the most protected island in Australia, Raine Island, 20,000 green sea turtles return to the biggest reptilian breeding colony on Earth. Continue


Get a Sneak Peek at Life on the Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Flip through photos of Life on the Reef. View Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of those who live, work and play there. Episode 2 premieres Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Wally the Gender-Swapping Fish

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Hear the story of Wally, the sex-changing (protogynous hermaphrodite) maori wrasse. Continue


Can Fish Talk?

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Reefs are one of the noisiest environments on our planet due to all the organisms making sounds. Take a listen to the sounds that fill the reef. Continue


How Surinam Toads Give Birth

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Gross Science
PBS


Surinam toad babies burst from the skin of their mother's back. Continue


Our Climate Future Is Brighter Than It Looks

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Ready for some reality-based optimism? The pundits like to say federal action on climate change is hopelessly stalled, but outside the Beltway there’s a real conversation happening around new energy opportunities, innovation and resilience that is bringing together businesses, environmentalists, and voices from across the political spectrum to drive change. Continue


Episode 1

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Life on the Reef
PBS


View the reef as tourists enjoy the perfect weather, humpback whales give birth and fire destroys a luxury yacht. On the most protected island in Australia, 20,000 green sea turtles return to the biggest reptilian breeding colony on Earth. Continue


Why Don't These Cicadas Have Butts?

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Gross Science
PBS


The fungus Massospora cicadina makes periodical cicadas’ butts fall off. Continue


The Reef Prepares for Reproduction

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Out at sea a perfect confluence of temperatures, tides and currents are about to trigger the biggest marine event of the year. The reef is being primed for reproduction. Continue


Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


From the fringing reefs, the coral cays and the islands of the Torres Strait, view a unique and fresh angle on Australia’s greatest natural icon. This is the blue frontier, where man meets wild and nature calls the shots. Continue


Humpback Whales

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Humpback whales have made the long journey to calve in the warm tropical waters. They spend a few months on the reef so the newborns can build up their strength, before heading down to the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. It’s one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom. Continue


A Timelapse of the Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


See time pass on the reef in hyper-speed. Continue


Fish Hide and Seek

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Life on the Reef
PBS


Watch a cuttlefish change color to match various surroundings on the reef. Continue


Guardians of the Reef

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Life on the Reef
PBS


The Great Barrier Reef is so diverse from one end to the other. To ensure the full diversity and functionality of the reef persists, the entire reef must be protected. Continue


Why California is Leading the US in Energy Innovation.

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


From the first appliance efficiency standards in the 1970s to path-breaking greenhouse gas reductions today — with landmark clean power and clean fuel regulations in between — for decades California has been America’s pace-setter in rethinking the way we produce and consume energy. Continue


The Amazing Barnacle Penis

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Gross Science
PBS


Well-endowed barnacles can change the size and shape of their penises. Continue


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