Southern Thailand: Introduction (06:05)
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand boasts over 3,000 kilometers of coastline. Eastern and Western philosophies merge. Long-tailed macaques travel across cliff faces to obtain food from Buddhist monks.
Natural Paradise (01:51)
Geological forces erected limestone karsts in the Andaman Sea. Millions of people travel to the seaside resort area each year. Rock climbers ascend Ao Nang Tower.
Seeking Natural Treasure (04:48)
Locals ascend a cliff face to obtain bird nests, an Asian delicacy. The town of Pak Phanang broadcasts birdsongs to encourage swiftlets to live there.
Similan and Surin (05:32)
Dragons live on the shores of the Thai Islands. Hermit crabs adapt to the environment by using cans instead of shells for housing and protection.
"Sea Monkeys" (02:38)
Long-tailed Macaques play in the sea and open shellfish by using rocks.
Buddhist Temples (04:17)
Monks seek to understand themselves and their place in the world. Tourists travel to Ko Pha Ngan to participate in a full moon party on the beach. Coral reefs and fish reflect fluorescent colors under ultraviolet light.
Cheow Lan Lake (04:04)
Surrounded by mountains and rainforest, the lake is located in southern Thailand. The male Great Hornbill provides food for the female and chicks during hatching.
Thailand Lagoons (05:49)
A local rounds up his herd of domesticated water buffalo and puts them in a pen for the night. Grazing in the water during the day regenerates the ecosystem. Learn about other wildlife in the area.
Conserving the Environment (02:44)
Elephants regenerate plants through their dung at Kui Buri National Park.
Human Intervention (04:51)
In a mangrove swamp, volunteers plant trees to create a natural ecosystem that was decimated by shrimp farming. Mudskippers return to the area. Moray eels, cuttlefish, and clownfish live in the coral reefs nearby.
Keeping Homeostasis (03:26)
The Titan Triggerfish defends its reef from starfish and urchins. A female blows water over her eggs to keep them oxygenated while the male stands guard. The manta ray and whale shark filter plankton out of the sea.
Fishing in Thailand (04:16)
Ban, Patima, and Tong Chai watch for Indo-pacific humpback dolphin to decide where to cast their nets. The fishermen throw some of their catch to the mammals to thank them.
Credits: The Secrets of the South (00:30)
Credits: The Secrets of the South
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