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Extraordinary Birds

Feathered Friends

Each January, the people of Kundha Kulam, a parched farm town in southern India, raise their eyes to the sky, searching for signs of life-giving rain. But they are not looking for clouds. They are watching instead for the birds that arrive on the vanguard winds of the oncoming monsoon. At the sight of the […]

Extraordinary Birds

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Intrepid avian creatures attain new heights in NATURE’s Extraordinary Birds. The gift of flight would seem reason enough for humanity’s fascination with birds. But there’s even more to it than that. Birds are remarkable for a wide range of exceptional physical abilities, for their indications of intelligence, and — for some species — their surprising […]

War Wrecks of the Coral Seas

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Thousands of tons of war wreckage sank into the fabled lagoons of the South Pacific islands during the naval and air battles of World War II. But instead of devastating the region’s underwater ecology, the detritus of human conflict turned into artificial reefs, upon which fantastic mini-ecosystems took shape. NATURE gives viewers a new perspective […]

War Wrecks of the Coral Seas

JFK’s PT-109

In the cobalt waters around the Solomon Islands, thousands of wrecked ships, planes, and tanks pay silent testament to the often brutal fighting that raged through the region in World War II. Every wreck has a story, and NATURE’s WAR WRECKS OF THE CORAL SEAS tells several of these riveting histories. But perhaps none is […]

War Wrecks of the Coral Seas

Diving War Wrecks

It’s called “Iron Bottom Sound.” Between 1941 and 1945, this swath of ocean off the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal saw some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, with American and Japanese forces clashing almost daily at times. For some, the name still conjures up memories of pain, bravery, and brushes with death. […]

The Secret World of Sharks and Rays

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NATURE lifts part of the veil of mystery shrouding some fascinating — and often fearsome — creatures in The Secret World of Sharks and Rays. Sharks and their biological cousins, the rays, are among the highest-profile denizens of the deep, thanks to the popularity of books and films that have cast them in leading roles […]

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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Lizards explores the world of the great escape artists of the wild, and looks at their remarkable bag of tricks. The Reptiles series concludes with the most extraordinarily diverse of all reptiles. Lizards can be found on mountain tops, in the oceans, and in deserts and forests. Viewers meet some of nature’s most […]

The Reptiles

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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises takes a close look at ancient creatures marching slowly through the millennia. A turtle’s shell is among the most peculiar but successful pieces of design in the natural world. Unchanged for 200 million years, it has allowed the various species of turtles to populate almost everywhere in the world. But […]