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The Gathering Swarms presented by Nature

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Researcher Joe Hutto spends seven years of his life walking among a herd of wild mule deer.

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The Gathering Swarms

This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made.

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Odd and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival are explored.

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Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

A family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world are examined.

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Animal Childhood

The challenges of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home are explored.

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Hotel Armadillo

Lizards, coati, peccaries and more animals spend time in a burrow made by a Giant Armadillo.

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Forest of the Lynx

The dramatic cycle of growth and decay rules the landscape in Kalkalpen National Park in Austria.

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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1

Cameras Infiltrate the social world of dolphins, from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2

Cameras continue Infiltrating the world of dolphins shedding light on communication and strategies.

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