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WILD ALASKA LIVE
Part 3 of 3

 

Watch the climax of Alaska’s summer feast as 300 million salmon journey upriver, facing long odds and hungry predators. Join the exploration deep into the wilds for Kodiak bears and elusive wolves, nesting eagles and more. Hosted by Chris and Martin Kratt.

 

WILD ALASKA LIVE
Part 1 of 3

 

PBS, in partnership with the BBC, turns the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Hosted Chris and Martin Kratt.

 

WILD ALASKA LIVE
Part 2 of 3

 

PBS, in partnership with the BBC, turns the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Hosted Chris and Martin Kratt.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Life in Captivity: Caring Confinement or Abuse?

 

With news of another dolphin encounter program coming to Hawai‘i, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I examines the debate over marine mammals’ life in captivity. Is it right to hold marine mammals in captivity for entertainment or research purposes? Dolphins, sea lions, and seals are mainstay attractions at venues across the country. Proponents say the dolphins, sea lion, seals and other animals are safely cared for and they highlight the need for conservation; opponents say the animals suffer from overwork and abuse.

 

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NATURE
Invasion of the Killer Whales

 

As the ice shrinks in the Arctic, polar bears are struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Although classified a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water. And it is certainly no match for the world’s greatest aquatic hunter – the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have noted an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these hunting grounds by the growing expanse of open water. They attack the same prey as the polar bears: seals, narwhals, belugas and bowhead whales.