From massive hurricanes and swarming tornados to biblical floods and scorching wildfires, 2008 has been one of the deadliest weather years ever. All across the world, extreme weather ruins the lives of millions, and Mother Nature may have even more in store for us. As the earth warms, most scientists agree that weather will only grow more destructive. Are we on the verge of a weather apocalypse? Scientists are trying to answer this question. From mini-airplanes that fly into the heart of hurricanes to simulators that measure the destructive force of tornados, these weather gurus are furiously working to understand extreme weather, and to protect us from it.
We all know the dangers of the great white shark and other well-known deep-sea predators. But other, seemingly innocuous inhabitants of the world’s oceans can be equally dangerous. When Fish Attack takes an in depth, analytical look at these unexpected attacks by unfamiliar assassins. The victims tell their stories, experts break down what happened, and high-end forensic CGI will fill in the gaps, revealing the science behind the attacks.
Captive and wild animals rebel in these real-life encounters caught on tape: a bull leaps into the spectator stands at a Spanish bull ring, a ‘gator handler’ nearly loses his hand to a hungry alligator, an escaped chimpanzee terrorizes a Kansas City neighborhood and nearly takes out a police car, and a rodeo bull almost kills a champion bull rider.
Takes a look at the potentially deadly animals that live all around us, why attacks are becoming more frequent, and what is being done to keep us safe.
Chad Pregracke is the Mike Rowe of the river and his crew is a mix of dynamic and energetic young professionals. Their goal is to remove 2 million tons of garbage from America’s Rivers over the next 10 months!
Journey across time to a planet Earth that seems otherworldly and meet creatures that seem alien. Skies dominated by screeching pterodactyls, seas patrolled by freakish Anomalocaris (a carnivorous, seven foot long prawn) and the lands savaged by the saber toothed tiger. The prehistoric world s most terrifying and often awkward creatures are brought back to life. See how they hunted, how their incredible predatory tools evolved and how they ultimately disappeared.
Welcome to the repulsive, disgusting and thoroughly gross things that animals do to survive. If slimy hagfish don’t make you cringe, then perhaps projectile vomit from a northern fulmar will grab your attention? Using ultra slo mo, infrared, super macro and special night vision lenses, we explore this unusual world of nature like never before.
There are epic battles happening every day fought by tiny monsters with extraordinary weaponry. Armed with poison, fangs, jaws and claws! In a fight for food and survival, it’s eat or be eaten. They lurk in forests, deserts and even our backyard. Macro photography captures these epic bug battles and time lapse imagery gives us a blow by blow account of their daily contest to survive.
At 10 feet tall, 2000 pounds and equipped with antlers sharp as daggers the moose is one scary killer mammal that you never knew about. In “Killer Moose” we’ll explore why this cartoonish animal is wreaking havoc on mankind!
California’s central coast is home to some of the biggest Great White Sharks in the world, but only for part of the year. Scientists wire the ocean to track these deadly beasts once they leave their temporary home.
A wildlife adventure with 12,000 exotic animals and the men and women who care for them. Immerse yourself in the drama as precious lives are on the line and witness as real wildlife heroes treat animals of every stripe and color.
“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier ventures to Cocos Island off the shore of Costa Rica to bring attention to the plight of endangered sharks who are being threatened by poachers and ocean pollution.
Great White sharks have long been depicted as dangerous man-hunting monsters. In this expedition, Project Earth will work to dispel these myths and reveal the true role of great white sharks in today’s oceans.
98% HUMAN takes viewers to the front lines of the fight to save chimpanzees from human caused extinction. Along with Jane Goodall, the legendary scientist, we will learn about the current crisis and see what is being done to ensure a future for chimpanzees.