EARTHFLIGHT: Video: Cape Gannets and the Great Sardine Run

Cape gannets fly off the coast of South Africa in search of the great sardine run, the biggest fish migration in the world. The birds dive into the ocean to feast as dolphins, also on the hunt, push the sardines toward the water's surface. It doesn't take long before bronze whaler sharks and bride whales join them.

Aug 15th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (7/14-7/20)

Genetically-modified apple doesn't brown when bruised or cut, whales may have the ability to block out noise pollution, biodiversity researcher develops mathematical formula to count number of species on earth, and French cow's diet includes fine wine.

Jul 20th, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: Dolphin Mud Walls

In the shallows of Florida Bay, the fish can be very difficult to catch. Dolphins solve the problem by creating V-shaped walls of mud,a fish trap. Caught in the jaws of the trap, the fish have no where to go, except up.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: Bubble Play

What will a group of dolphins make of the silvery rings of air produced by a bubble machine? In this video, scientists carry out an experiment that examines at dolphin play and creativity.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: On the Hunt for Herring

On the hunt for herring, killer whales use a herding call to cause discomfort and confusion for a school of herring, making the fish easy targets for a meal.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Going Aquatic: Cetacean Evolution

All cetaceans, including whales, dolphins, and porpoises, are descendants of land-living mammals. But how did these terrestrial ancestors evolve over millions of years into the whales and dolphins we are so familiar with today?

Mar 21st, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Additional Resources

A list of resources and websites related to whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals that were referenced in the PBS Nature Ocean Giants series.

Feb 26th, 2012

Ocean Giants: Introduction

Join PBS Nature, as it dives into the world of whales and dolphins, and reveals the secrets of their intimate lives like never before. Watch a preview of Ocean Giants.

Feb 13th, 2012 | Comments

Wisdom of the Wild: Introduction

Human lives have been influenced by animals in matters that reach far beyond the food chain. In surprising ways, animals help teach, heal, and strengthen people -- in body, mind, and spirit.

Aug 11th, 2008 | Comments
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