Nature: Wednesdays at 8pm on WGBH 2
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Maybe you've seen the photo: a kayaker off Cape Cod … and a fin. Yet the recent shark sighting appears to be triggering more excitement than fear. We asked some experts to explain the phenomenon — including the shark himself.
In some neighborhoods, the stray cat population is out of control. Often these animals are killed — part of a debate about how to best handle the problem. We go into a free clinic that's making a difference.
Yowling stray cats aren't just a headache: if they're not neutered, males can get into fights and females have litters of kittens who struggle to survive. Some volunteers are trying to change their fates.
At daybreak they gathered (with some difficulty), the freedom-fighters, meowing "don't leash us in!" But their opponents were also fighting for freedom — to keep troublesome cats off their property.
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
State lawmakers are weighing a bill that would make it illegal for pet owners to leave their dogs tied up outside for more than eight hours or overnight.
NATURE: OCEAN GIANTS
Get up close and personal with whales and dolphins in the latest episode of Ocean Giants.
Watch Nature tonight at 8pm on WGBH 2.
After several high-profile dog deaths, lawmakers, communities and dog owners are grappling with how to prevent coyote attacks.
This week, a number of the stranded Cape Cod dolphins were seen swimming off the coast of Maine. The head of the marine rescue team talked about how she got them back into the ocean safely.
Sorry, Fluffy and Whiskers. A naturalist and author has found that octopuses are smarter by far.
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Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska to observe polar bears in early November. In spring, Morgan travels to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where grizzlies await the roaming caribou. 5/22/11
Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. The bears are taking advantage of the long days to feed, mate, and raise new cubs. Morgan tracks their progress as they feast on the riches of the season and re-establish the complex hierarchal social dynamics of bear society.
Adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan will take us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska. Over a punishing 2,000 mile journey, Chris will explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice.
This little bird has a tale of migration woe that's common to many animals around the world. But one leg of its broken journey seems to have been repaired.
How smart are dogs, and what makes them such ideal companions? Nova investigates what goes on inside the minds of dogs.
CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner: Hummingbirds spend most of their lives in fast forward.
The third hour of Nova's comprehensive, three-part special "Becoming Human" examines why, of the many species of humans that once shared the globe, only our species, Homo sapiens, remains.
Birth of Humanity: New discoveries reveal how early humans hunted and formed families.
The first hour of Nova's comprehensive, three-part special Becoming Human examines the factors that caused us to split from the other great apes.
Victory Garden's: What's Growing This Weekend
Deer in New England can pose many problems for your gardens and, unfortunately, there is no silver bullet. If there is one word that kind of summarizes what you must do when it comes to deer, it's consistency.
Last Wednesday evening, Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge gave class attendees a rare opportunity to witness what most foodies only read about: the actual carving of a pig.
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