Survival in the Sun

Season 2 | Episode 15

Even under searing temperatures of 120 degrees or more, life tenaciously takes hold in the Sonora Desert. This American Southwestern region is an arena of daily competition…between animals, plants, and insects, struggling to survive the extremes and severities of the desert’s environment. It’s truly a “survival of the fittest,” and a ruggedly beautiful adventure. Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler are there observing as a predator hunts its prey, be it the grey fox, badger, or sidewinder snake. Then you’ll be part of the intense excitement as a peccary…the only true wild pig in the United States…becomes the target of Marlin’s capture gun, which shoots a harmless, sleep-inducing drug into the animal. The peccary is then tagged, so that its habits may be more carefully studied, and that life, under the difficult circumstances of the Sonora, may be more clearly understood by man.

Myths and Superstitions

Season 1 | Episode 1

Marlin debunks many of the baseless belief about living creatures from the fish to the gorilla with his firsthand knowledge.

Designs for Survival

Season 1 | Episode 2

The survival value of a wide range of protective devices used by wild creatures investigated and demonstrated.

Capturing Wild Animals

Season 1 | Episode 3

Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler investigate trapping and capturing techniques both primitive and modern.

Sonar in the Wild

Season 1 | Episode 4

Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler perform experiments in a bat cave to reveal how bats maneuver in the dark without colliding. They demonstrate how the intelligent porpoise use inaudible signals to find their way about.

Cats of the World

Season 1 | Episode 6

The great cats of the world, lions, tigers and jaguars are placed in an observation room and tested for their reactions to various objects.

Hunters of the Sky

Season 1 | Episode 7

Story of how birds of prey zig-zag after their terrified, intended victims.

The Amazon River

Season 1 | Episode 8

Mysteries of animal and native life in the Amazon River Valley.

Attack and Defense

Season 1 | Episode 9

Close-up look at the aggressive and defensive postures assumed by all animals in their natural habitat.

Call of the Pribilofs

Season 1 | Episode 10

The fur seal answer the call of the Pribilofs and migrate to a group of small islands in the Bering Sea.

Defense Against Extinction

Season 1 | Episode 11

Marlin and Jim investigate unusual conservation techniques by which man is challenging the extinction of the wild kingdom.

Exploring the Reef

Season 1 | Episode 12

A journey to the coral reefs off Bimini to take a deep-sea look at the myriad of underwater inhabitants that flourish in these warm blue waters and the deadly shark.

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