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Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. Narrated by David Attenborough.

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Hunters & Hunted

Mammals' ability to learn new tricks is the key to survival in the knife-edge world of hunters and hunted.  In a TV first, a killer whale off the Falklands does something unique: it sneaks into a pool where elephant seal pups learn to swim and snatches them, saving itself the trouble of hunting in the open sea.  Slow-motion cameras reveal the star-nosed mole's newly-discovered technique for smelling prey underwater: it exhales then inhales a bubble of air ten times per second.

  • 2018-08-19T02:00:00-07:00
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Creatures of the Deep

Marine invertebrates are some of the most bizarre and beautiful animals on the planet, and thrive in the toughest parts of the oceans.  Divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as they emerge from the ocean depths to hunt in packs.  When cuttlefish gather to mate, their bodies flash in stroboscopic colors.  Time-lapse photography reveals thousands of starfish gathering under the Arctic ice to devour a seal carcass.

  • 2018-08-21T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-08-26T02:00:00-07:00
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Plants

Plants have successfully managed to conquer every habitat on the planet by using ingenious and cunning strategies. 

  • 2018-08-28T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-02T02:00:00-07:00
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Primates

Primates are uniquely intelligent, engaging in problem solving, communication, tool use and intimate social interplay.

  • 2018-09-04T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-09T02:00:00-07:00
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