Season 35, Episode 17 Ocean Animal Emergency

First Aired: November 25, 2008

The work of veterinarians at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Cal., which treats ocean mammals, is explored. Included: how Dr. Frances Gulland, clinic director of veterinary science, identified a neurological illness affecting California sea lions and harbor seal pups; Gulland travels to Oahu to care for a Hawaiian monk seal, an endangered species. Also: how humans impact the habitats and health of marine life.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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