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Series Summary
The planet is teeming with myriad life forms, both plant and animal, all interlocked in a struggle for survival. As time goes on, some living things are forced to adapt and change to survive. This series chronicles some of the most unusual, if not downright bizarre, behaviors that living organisms have devised to keep their species alive. The 11-episode series was four years in the making, taking camera crews to every continent and habitat.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Science, Nature, Environment, Animals, Documentary

Network: BBC1

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : PrimatesDec 14, 2009

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    Primates are intelligent, capable of problem solving, communicating and social interaction.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : PlantsDec 7, 2009

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    Time-lapse photography reveals all the drama of the plant world, unable to be seen by the naked eye.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Creatures of the DeepNov 30, 2009

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    An investigation of marine invertebrates and the way they thrive in the toughest parts of the ocean; divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as the creatures emerge from the depths to hunt in packs.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Hunters and HuntedNov 23, 2009

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    Explore the battles fought daily between carnivores and their prey around the world.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : InsectsNov 16, 2009

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    The world's most diverse animal group, insects possess fearsome weapons but also show tenderness.

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