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Oceanography


Ancient Creature of the Deep
Learn about the discovery of the coelacanth, a "living fossil" that has changed little in 400 million years. 1 hr.

Chasing El Niño
Delve into the myths and learn about research used to understand the ultimate weather machine. 1 hr.

Deep Sea Invasion
Follow a marine biologist on a scientific detective hunt to discover the source of a toxic aquarium plant that has infested Mediterranean, Australian, and southern California waters. 1 hr.

Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Abandon Ship
Trace hundreds of years of maritime safety engineering, including the stories behind the invention of lifejackets, life boats, breathing apparatus, and other technologies. 1 hr.

Kingdom of the Seahorse
The world's leading sea horse biologist journeys to Australia and the Philippines to explore the secret lives of these extraordinary fish. 1 hr.

Kings of Camouflage
Explore the behavior and intelligence of the cuttlefish, a cephalopod with smarts. 1 hr.

NOVA scienceNOW: Profile: Edith Widder
Meet Edie Widder and learn about her research on marine animals and efforts to save the ocean. 9m 14s

Ocean Animal Emergency
Delve into California's Marine Mammal Center emergency room to hear the heartwarming"and sometimes heartbreaking"story of a team of wildlife veterinarians and volunteers who work to save sick and injured ocean animals. 1 hr.

Perfect Pearl, The
Once a rare gem produced by an accident of nature, the pearl is now the product of careful human engineering. 1 hr.

Shark Attack!
Sharks are known as the "perfect predators," but sometimes they slip up and attack the wrong prey -- people. 1 hr.

Sinking City of Venice
Examine the natural and manmade forces causing Venice to sink and the water to rise and see why a controversial plan to hold back the sea with massive floodgates has been hotly debated for more than 30 years. 1 hr.

Sultan's Lost Treasure
Archeologists salvage more than 12,000 pieces of Chinese porcelain from an ancient shipwreck. 1 hr.

Titanic's Lost Sister
Underwater explorer Robert Ballard uses sonar technology to find the Britannic, a ship lost in the Aegean in World War I. 1 hr.

Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef
Travel to the Great Barrier Reef for a day to see the annual spawning of coral and other unusual reef inhabitants. 1 hr.

Volcanoes of the Deep
See how deep sea volcanoes can support oases of creatures as well as hold clues to how life itself may have begun. 1 hr.

Wave That Shook the World
Discover what happened and why as experts reconstruct the December 26, 2004, tsunami.

What's Up With the Weather?
FRONTLINE and NOVA take on a complex and critical phenomenon -- global warming. 2 hrs.

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