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Inside Nature's Giants

Giant Squid (#105)

This series shows experts performing dissection on some of nature's largest animals, including whales and lions. It attempts to uncover the secrets of the animals examined. Joy Reidenberg and Mark Evans fly out to New Zealand to join a team of experts and dissect a rare specimen of a giant squid and a bizarre octopus that inhabits the 'midnight zone' close to a mile deep, where there is no light at all. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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    Experts dissect a 45-foot whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of the deep-sea giant. [56 minutes]

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  • Monster Python (#102)

    Venture with the experts into the Florida Everglades, where giant Burmese pythons are thriving and threatening some native species with extinction. [56 minutes]

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  • Great White Shark (#103)

    The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. [56 minutes]

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  • Big Cats (#104)

    The experts dissect a lion and a tiger. The team delves into the lion's throat to find the voicebox. [56 minutes]

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  • Camel (#106)

    Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg brave the baking desert to dissect a camel. They uncover the secret of the camel's hump and investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment. [56 minutes]

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