Season 24, Episode 1 Killers in Eden

First Aired: November 6, 2005

The 23rd-season opener spotlights an early 20th-century working relationship between Australian whalers and killer whales (orcas) that would herd humpbacks into a local bay and exhaust them for easier hunting for both man and themselves. One orca in particular came to be seen as a colleague and friend to the whalers. The film draws on eyewitness accounts from the early 1900s, including two centenarians.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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