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Big Pacific

Marine Iguanas

On the Galapagos Islands, marine iguanas have developed new behaviors to make the most of the rich meadows of algae offshore. They can hold their breath up to an hour while feeding on the algae. After the excursion, a gland in the marine iguana’s nose filters out excess salt that it unavoidably ingests while foraging in the ocean. Then all the iguana has to do is sneeze.

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See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. View forest penguins with a tenuous marriage and the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and hear the tale of male pregnancy.
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Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem.
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Explore the mysterious Pacific, whose depths we are just beginning to explore.
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