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Emperors of the Ice

Emperors of the Ice

Hitch a ride with the majestic emperor penguin & go under the massive Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Antarctica. The last place on Earth. It's a continent lost to eternal ice - yet in this frozen desert, there is life. Antarctica is home to a unique ecosystem - and no other creature embodies this frozen continent like the Emperor penguin. Tthe Emperor is the largest diving bird on the planet. Emperor penguins are the only species to breed in the frozen night of the Antarctic winter. They are sublimely built to conquer the cold - but in a world threatened by climate change, can they take the heat? IBiologists Drs. Jerry Kooyman and Paul Ponganis are on a mission to find out and dive deep into the lives of the magnificent Emperor penguin.

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