The parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species.
Living in the depths of the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. To find these birds in New Guinea is not easy, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers
The film follows the perilous parenthood of two species - white gyrfalcons and Arctic wolves - on Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where winter lasts nine months and raising young in such a hostile environment is a daily struggle.