Season 29, Episode 13 Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

First Aired: May 1, 2011

Examining the efforts to save the Pacific Northwest salmon from extinction, which include raising them in hatcheries and then transporting them on trucks and barges to the Columbia River a few miles below the Bonneville Dam. The documentary also details how the extinction threat the salmon faces isn't just a consequence of overfishing, habitat loss and dams, but also from the very efforts to save them.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • 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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