Segments in this Video

Saiga Die-Off (08:53)


Forty percent of this antelope species succumbed to a bacterial infection in days. Consider how fluctuating temperatures affect organisms.

Fallstreak Holes (05:39)

Unique clouds are formed when water droplets freeze suddenly. The freezing point of pure water is lower than zero degrees Celsius.

Red King Crab (05:41)

Originally flown from Alaska to Russia, this invasive crustacean is devouring ocean life in Norway. Consider how a single species impacts an ecosystem.

Glittering Spider (08:17)

A Wolf spider performing brood care appears to be shimmering at night. Nocturnal animals have a reflective layer in their eyes.

Bird-Eating Mice (06:53)

Without predators, mice prey on the endangered giant albatross of Gough Island. Conservationists are working against the threat of extinction.

Chimpanzee Play Behavior (06:05)

Young chimps keep and play with rocks and twigs, substituting the objects for an infant. Females perform this behavior three times as often as males.

Cave Microorganisms (05:42)

Speleothems in Southern France contain organic material. Similar extraterrestrial organisms may exist.

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In this episode Chris Packham uncovers some bizarre events from the natural world. He examines a mysterious die-off of saiga in Kazakhstan and strange holes ripped out of the clouds. He charts the advance of a crab army in Norwegian waters, finds out what’s killing off seabirds on remote islands, investigates why spiders are glowing in the dark, sheds light on chimps with rock dolls and discovers strange mineral deposits alive in the caves under France.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL141287

ISBN: 978-1-64198-274-0

Copyright date: ©2016

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