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The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins
This BBC documentary tells the story of one of the most extraordinary experiments ever conducted in the history of animal science. In the 1960s a powerful and charismatic scientist flooded a house. He then invited a young woman to live there full-time with a dolphin. Their intention was the ultimate in animal research, they wanted to teach the dolphin to speak English. What happened next would change all their lives. For the first time those involved in the experiment reveal the secrets of the Dolphin...
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Realm of the Killer Whales
Examining the secret world of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, Pitcairn reveals both these enigmatic marine mammals and the rich habitat in which they live. In the spring, the waters off British Columbia greet the arrival of two great hordes from the open sea -- herring and salmon. Predators, including humans, join in a harvesting frenzy, but none are as efficient in their hunts as the region's pods of killer whales. Pitcairn also films a side of these powerful creatures few see, their efforts to maintain a...
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Snake Island
This island off the coast of Brazil has the highest concentration of golden lancehead snakes in the world, these are some of the most venomous snakes known to man. No one who has ever been bitten by one of these snakes has lived long enough to have been emitted to hospital and this island has roughly 2,000 of...
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Operation Iceberg
When you travel so far north that the summer sun never sets you will find one of the last great wildernesses, a vast ice sheet of Greenland. It's the birthplace of some of the most massive and spectacular objects on the planet, icebergs. Up to twenty billion tones in weight and the height of a skyscraper, these monsters of the ocean have long fascinated us. Now in this documentary an international team of scientists and adventurers want to explore these wonders of the natural world in hopes to discover the secret...
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The Secret Life of Dogs
Dogs, man's best friend, but how well do we really know our fateful companions? How they see their world, what they really think of us? This films meets up with dogs that appear to have a 6th sense capable of detecting cancer, dogs that have undying loyalty for their owners and in some cases saving them as well as examining the life of a growing puppy, revealing how it...
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Ivory Wars: Out of Africa
Ivory has been a source of fascination for 30,000 years. It's portable and can be carved into any shape. But ivory, in all its beauty, hides a dark and bloody truth. 2011 was the worst year for large ivory seizers in two decades. But now, sophisticated intelligence and technology is being shared between countries in an attempt to expose these criminals. Elephants are the largest animals on earth. They are intelligent, have renowned memory and close family ties. They are the architects of their world, altering...
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Mind of Plants: The Intelligence of Plants
An insightful and well researched documentary on plants, about their place on our planet, in the food chain, and showcases mind blowing evidence that not only are they more evolved than even humans, but they more than just passively produce oxygen; they actually think and interact with the world around them in a much more active way than most people could ever imagine. From learning that there are over six hundred species of carnivorous plants, to hearing about trees purposely raising the levels of a chemical...
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Saved by Dolphins
Since ancient times there have been stories of dolphins rescuing humans at sea. But is there any truth behind them, or are they just myths and legends? There have been few witnesses until now. Set against the stunning backdrops of the Red Sea and New Zealand's North Island, the film dramatises two events where dolphins apparently saved humans from shark attacks. By drawing on survivor interviews and the expertise of the world's leading dolphin scientists, this films reveals what makes dolphins want to save...
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Lolita: Slave to Entertainment
Man versus nature; in the summer of 1970 a barbaric hunt kills five orca whales and destroys the lives of countless others. Six young orcas are ripped away from their family, sold to marine parks, and shipped across the world to enter into a life of slavery. Three decades later only one survives. And she just so happens to be Miami’s biggest performer. "Lolita: Slave to Entertainment is a stirring wake up call. For those who have visited a marine park, for those who think they might do so in the future, and...