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The Sagebrush Sea

One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West.  This spartan yet spectacular landscape supports more than 170 species of hardscrabble birds and mammals, including deer, eagles, hawks, prairie dogs, cranes, songbirds, badgers and rabbits.  And among those that have adapted to survive here are birds found no place else – Greater Sage-Grouse.  These grouse lead remarkable lives mostly hidden in the sage.  But once each year, males emerge for days on end to strut and display as prospective mates for extraordinarily discriminating females, ...

Premiered May 19, 2015
Video expires October 17, 2018

What Females Want | What Males Will Do

In the mating game, it is not always "do or die," but the penalties can be severe, and there is no single tried and true approach when it comes to the fascinating strategy of attracting a mate. Charles Darwin called it "sexual selection." NATURE is calling it What Females Want and Males Will Do for love -- a two-part miniseries about sexual selection.

Premiered March 7, 2012