In South Carolina, a pod of bottlenose dolphins has taken teamwork to a whole new level. As a group, they corral entire shoals of fish onto the shore and then devour as many as they can. Stranding is a serious hazard for dolphins, but this pod has mastered the technique.
In Mozambique, a young dolphin that’s left his pod encounters a rare humpback dolphin. And then something extraordinary happens – they seem to be making friends. This is the first time such a peculiar partnership has ever been filmed
Dolphins: Spy in the Pod takes an in-depth look into the secret lives of a variety of dolphins as the specially designed “spycams” often interact and engage the curiosity of their subjects and film examples of their intelligence, communication, and relationships. In the first episode, the most widespread and best-known dolphin, the bottlenose, is introduced. […]
Spy Tuna, an underwater animatronic camera, follows a ‘super pod’ of spinner dolphins. Spinners are known for their twisting aerial jumps, which no other dolphin species can accomplish.
Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park is the largest tract of wilderness in the Alps, but it wasn’t always that way. The park was once the site of major logging and mining operations, but those activities ceased more than two decades ago. Three years in the making, Forest of the Lynx chronicles life in this remote wilderness […]
Spy Nautilus, an animatronic spy camera, meets a pod of bottlenose dolphins. Among their numbers is a baby dolphin, only five days old.
This two-part mini-series premieres Wednesdays May 3 & 10 on PBS at 8-9pm ET. Check local listings. They’re back! Those remote-controlled robotic cameras return to infiltrate the world of dolphins around the globe and capture behavior that has never been filmed before. This time, the Spy Creatures go underwater. Thirteen animatronic spy cameras were designed to […]
The giant ichneumon wasp, megarhyssa rixator, has an unusual method for laying eggs. Using her overly-long ovipositor to drill deep into a tree trunk, she deposits a single egg on to the surface of an immobilized wood wasp larva. Her egg turns into a larva, that will eat the paralyzed host…bit by bit.