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Voices of the Sea
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#1 - Voices of the Sea

Ocean Giants - Season 1 - Episode 3

Whales and dolphins are nature's supreme vocalists, with a repertoire to put an opera singer to shame. The mighty sperm whale produces deafening clicks in its blowhole which it uses to locate giant squid two miles down in the ocean abyss, while migrating narwhals use similar sounds to pinpoint vital breathing holes in Arctic ice-floes. The pink boto dolphin creates bat-like ultrasonic clicks to 'see with sound' and to catch fish in the murky waters of the Amazon River, and also uses whistles and chirps for social conversations. Killer whales in the North Sea use wolf-like howls to round up the herring shoals which they feed on, and they and other dolphins also use percussive tail slaps and splashing leaps to signal to each other. One group of bottlenose dolphins in Brazil has even learned to communicate with fishermen in a unique partnership. But the most famous and mysterious voice of all surely belongs to male humpback whales, whose haunting operatic performances may last several hours and seem to be about singing purely for the sheer pleasure of making music.

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Lion: Out of Africa?
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#2 - Lion: Out of Africa?

Natural World - Season 22 - Episode 16

The biggest of the big cats is declining fast, killed because it's developed a taste for beef - cows are much easier to catch than wildebeest in many parts of Africa. This film investigates solutions with help from big cat expert Jonathan Scott, a Masai entrepreneur, and a South African vet who's setting up a lion sperm bank.

The Vanishing Lions
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#3 - The Vanishing Lions

Nature - Season 24 - Episode 12

Africa's lion population appears to be declining at an alarming rate. NATURE's THE VANISHING LIONS searches for explanations and solutions to the troubling trend. Across Africa, the King of Beasts is in trouble. In the late 20th century, wildlife preserves were created to curtail safari hunting, but the African lion population continues to decline. Their numbers have dwindled from 100,000 in the early 1990s to no more than 30,000 and as few as 16,000 today. What could be endangering the King of Beasts?