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Toothwalkers: Giants of the Arctic Ice (#1501)

Truly giants in their realm, the toothwalker walruses of the Arctic have long led an unseen life -- their aggressive behavior making them difficult to approach and therefore rarely documented. In Igloolik, Canada, the Inuit people know the great walrus well. They use its meat for their families and sled dogs, its hide for clothing, rope and harnesses. Guided by Inuit walrus hunters, filmmaker Adam Ravetch and his wife, Sarah Robertson, gather rare underwater footage of the toothwalkers -- gaining insight to their hunting skills and behavior below the frozen ocean. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
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299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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