Hawaiian Monk Seals, Tanzanian Shoebill, Incan Cemetery, Chihuahua Desert, And Elephant Communication. �Episode 238
Wild ChroniclesStreaming Video - 2013
Off the Hawaiian coast, Crittercam discovers endangered monk seals feeding in waters located farther offshore than previously thought and biologists work to ensure their protection. A dedicated researcher works to save the shoebill, a Tanzanian bird. Facing pressures from loggers and cattle farmers, the creation of government-protected land may be the answer. Guillermo Cock has unearthed 500 skeletons at an Incan cemetery outside of Lima. A small hole in the back of a skull may identify the earliest shooting victim in the new world. Focusing on biological resources as well as land use and management, ecologist Felipe Chavez hopes to conserve Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert from the threat of expanding agriculture and urbanization. Namibian animal researchers and meteorologists study how elephants communicate in Etosha National Park, hypothesizing that elephants take advantage of atmospheric conditions to broadcast low frequency calls across the savanna.