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Life at the Edge of the Sea (#1508)

Along the edges of the great oceans of the world, an underwater world thrives. Constantly battered by powerful waves and challenged by low tides, a community of captivating creatures has developed. Despite the underwater turmoil, these animals have chosen an abundant home --the tide brings oxygen-rich water, full of nutrients and food -- a benefit that makes the constant upheaval worthwhile. "Nature" examines the anemones, sea stars, mussels, crabs and octopus that live along the ocean's edge, and how their amazing adaptations have helped them survive one of the most turbulent environments on earth. ~ [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
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Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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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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