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The Gathering Swarms: Gulf Grunion Spawning (Video)

Thousands of Gulf Grunion fish act on a seemingly suicidal desire to breed out of water.

May 15th, 2014 | Comments

The Gathering Swarms: Video: Sardine Run in South Africa

The seasonal migration of billions of sardines is a stunning example of a swarm's defensive collective thinking.

May 15th, 2014 | Comments

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 Mystery of Eels: Web-Exclusive Video: The Eel Project

Science Education Specialist Chris Bowser coordinates the Citizen Science Hudson River Eel Project which trains students and other community members to monitor local eel populations. In the process, people learn about an animal they knew almost nothing about, and the amazing natural world that exists in their own backyard.

Aug 4th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Web-Exclusive Video: Painting with Eels

Inspired by the Japanese art form Gyotaku, a type of Japanese fish printing popularized in the mid-1800s, artist and naturalist James Prosek created a series of pieces in the Gyotaku style. But instead of using the traditional large-scaled carp to make his nature prints, Prosek decided to use a rather unusual fish as his creative tool, the eel.

Aug 3rd, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Full Episode

Artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek explores the mysterious world of the eel. Watch the full film The Mystery of Eels online.

Apr 18th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Introduction

Artist and writer James Prosek explores the dark, mysterious world of the eel, a fish found all over the globe, in fresh and salt water ecosystems alike. The Mystery of Eels premieres Wednesday, April 17 at 8/7c (check local listings).

Mar 27th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (7/6-7/13)

Efforts to get an orangutan to quit smoking, new species of frog named after Prince Charles, Floridians protest release of genetically-modified mosquito, fruit flies learn arithmetic, and yet another feathered-dinosaur find.

Jul 13th, 2012 | Comments

Superfish: Infographic: All About Billfish

A practical guide to billfish, a group of predatory fish that includes marlin, swordfish, sailfish and spearfish that are best known for their prominent bills.

Jun 18th, 2012 | Comments
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