Synopsis:To understand a world not designed for human eyes, we need to see it from a different point of view. Invisible colours, eye metamorphosis, secret wavelengths and vision beyond anything we can perceive; How they see and the astonishing discovery that in their world, we’re virtually blind…
Synopsis:Marine animals manipulate colour, depending on how they want to look. They communicate using colours and patterns we don’t see and change position and behaviour, depending on what they want to say.
Virgin mothers (parthenogenesis and the bottom of the environmental pyramid)Adult aphids have bodies only around 2mm yet give birth to live offspring who are born with embryos already developing inside them.All without the need for a fertilizing male. A process known as telescoping parthenogenesis.Perfectly taking advantage of the spring surge in photosynthesis to rapidly build up large populations who in turn are beneficial to a variety of secondary consumers who in turn bring benefits to the plant, aerating the soil, pollinating and in turn providing sustenance to the next tier. A close up look at interdependence from the bottom of the food chain.
Every year off the spectacular wild west coast of Norway, giant herring shoals up to several kilometers long and wide, migrates on thousand kilometers a phenomenon unseen at depth by man, but familiar to Are Pilskog, a biologist and wildlife cameraman who calls this breath-taking stretch of coastline his home. "The Silver of the Sea" follows Are's compassionate journey into the deep to expose this mysterious drama. With help from dedicated scientific experts, leading underwater cameramen and the latest ROV technology, Are tells a personal story of this natural phenomenon and the life it critically supports.