Nature

The Beauty of Ugly

Season 26 Episode 4 | 50m 59s

In the natural world, beauty can be many things -- including what we might find completely repulsive. Not only can the bizarre be attractive, it can also provide just the edge a creature needs to succeed in a difficult environment. From frogfish and hagfish to naked mole rats and elephant seals, we learn how and why ugly can be beautiful, even when it isn't pretty.

Aired: 11/17/07

Expired: 06/05/17

Rating: TV-PG

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