This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made.
S34 Ep5: India's Wandering LionsS34 Ep1: Animal ReunionsS34 Ep8: Moose: Life of a Twig EaterS34 Ep2: Soul of the ElephantS33 Ep13: The Sagebrush SeaS33 Ep11: Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-LaS33 Ep10: Animal Homes: CitiesS33 Ep9: Animal Homes: Location, Location, LocationS33 Ep8: Animal Homes: The NestS33 Ep6: The Last Orangutan EdenS33 Ep2: A Sloth Named VelcroS32 Ep9: Touching the WildS32 Ep6: Honey Badgers: Masters of MayhemS30 Ep1: Radioactive WolvesS29 Ep12: Salmon: Running the GauntletS28 Ep8: Invasion of the Giant PythonsS28 Ep6: Clash: Encounters of Bears and WolvesS28 Ep1: Cloud: Challenge of the StallionsS27 Ep9: Kilauea: Mountain of FireS27 Ep8: Why We Love Cats and Dogs
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