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On today's BIG BLUE LIVE, UK viewers were treated to the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, when it was spotted via helicopter and tracked live for the first time in history.
The action continues when #BigBlueLive premieres tomorrow on PBS at 8pm ET & PT.
August 31, 2015 at 2:00 am
Even on their long migrations, sooty shearwaters prefer to fly alone. These marine birds migrate nearly 40,000 miles every year (one of the longest ever migration patterns electronically tracked.) Take the Spirit Animal Quiz and learn more about #TeamShearwater when #BigBlueLive premieres 8/31 @ 8pm ET & PT on @PBS and online. http://to.pbs.org/bigbluelive
August 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Price of contact lenses at issue in court case (From PBS NewsHour)
About 40 million Americans wear contact lenses to correct their vision -- and how much those lenses cost is now the subject of a courtroom battle. The largest lens manufacturers don’t want eye doctors who sell contacts to be undercut by discounters who are willing to charge less than the suggested m…
August 30, 2015 at 11:35 pm
We went behind the scenes at Monterey Bay Aquarium to meet the Giant Pacific Octopus, a powerful and curious creature that challenges many of our notions of intelligence!
Tune in for the three-night LIVE event BIG BLUE LIVE, which airs Mon-Wed this week at 8pm ET & PT on PBS and online at pbs.org/bigbluelive #BigBlueLive
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August 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm
We note the passing of author and neurologist, Dr. Oliver Sacks.
Which of his books was your favorite?
Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.
August 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm
‘I just miss home': Two stories of life after Katrina (From PBS NewsHour)
Hurricane Katrina displaced hundreds of thousands of residents of New Orleans and many never returned. For the past decade, filmmaker Rennick Soholt has followed the lives of several families who fled. Now, hear the personal stories of two former New Orleans residents who spoke to Soholt about their…
August 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Have you ever had a dream that you were riding a whale? Find out what that would look like, from this clip courtesy of BBC Big Blue Live.
Learn about the largest animals on the planet when BIG BLUE LIVE premieres LIVE on PBS Monday-Wednesday this week at 8pm ET & PT and online at http://pbs.org/bigbluelive. #BigBlueLive
Ever wondered what it's like to be on-board a whale? The team at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University have attached HD cameras to blue, gray and humpback whales to learn more about their behaviour. The results are simply astonishing! Join us at 7pm on BBC One for our third and final episode! But for now, we recommend you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
August 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm
How did Katrina change how we evacuate pets from disaster? (From PBS NewsHour)
The fact that many people died in the floods because they wouldn't leave their animals behind -- as well as the sight of hundreds of abandoned cats and dogs after the flood waters receded -- prompted major changes to state and federal laws regarding the evacuation of pets during disasters.
August 30, 2015 at 10:05 am
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