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Jonathan Bird's Blue World Season 4 Episodes

Season 4 Episode Guide

11 Episodes 2014 - 2014

Episode 1

Sea Snakes and Manta Rays

Sat, Feb 15, 2014 27 mins

The Season 4 premiere travels to Manuk, a small volcanic island in Indonesia, to learn why its waters are teeming with thousands of venomous sea snakes. Also: a visit to a remote atoll in the Maldeves where manta rays gather for a few weeks every year.

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Episode 2

Bull Sharks and Astronauts

Sat, Feb 22, 2014 27 mins

Bird observes bull sharks off the Mexican coast; and visits NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, where astronauts train for space walking in a pool that's about half the size of a football field.

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Episode 3

Monk Seals, Wounded Warriors and Counting Fish

Sat, Mar 1, 2014 27 mins

The endangered Hawaiian monk seal; injured military veterans who learn to scuba dive as part of their physical therapy and healing; the Great Annual Fish Count off the coast of Massachusetts.

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Episode 4

Artificial Reefs and Free Diving

Sat, Mar 8, 2014 27 mins

A visit to the Florida Keys examines artificial reefs made from ships that were intentionally sunk. Also: a freediving lesson in Bonaire from world-champion freediver Karol Meyer.

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Episode 5

Sturgeon and the Coral Farm

Sat, Mar 15, 2014 27 mins

Efforts to save the sturgeon in New York's St. Lawrence River by rebuilding their spawning habitat are examined. Also: an underwater farm in Key Largo, Fla., where coral is grown.

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Episode 6

Belugas, Cousteau's Blue Hole and Spinner Dolphins

Sat, Mar 22, 2014 27 mins

A visit to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut spotlights beluga whales, including how they're trained and cared for. Also: a 400-foot-deep blue hole located on Andros Island in the Bahamas; a playful pod of spinner dolphins off the Hawaiian coast.

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Episode 7

Aquarius Reef Base, Skates and Rays

Sat, Mar 29, 2014 27 mins

Aquarius Reef Base, the world's only undersea lab, is visited. Also: the world of skates and rays.

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Episode 8

Stargate Blue Hole and Sponges

Sat, Apr 5, 2014 27 mins

An underwater cave system in a remote part of Andros Island in the Bahamas is explored. Also: the world of sponges.

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Episode 9

Whitetip Reef Sharks, Kelp Forest and St. Lawrence Wrecks

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 27 mins

How whitetip reef sharks hunt. Also: the kelp forests off the coast of Catalina Island; and shipwrecks on the St. Lawrence River.

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Episode 10

Blackbeard's Shipwreck and Night Mantas

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 27 mins

The Queen Anne's Revenge, which was the pirate Blackbeard's ship, off the coast of North Carolina; manta rays that feed off the Kona coast in Hawaii, including one that has been coming to the feeding site since 1979.

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Episode 11

Invasive Species and Deep Sea Exploration

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 27 mins

The Season 4 finale spotlights underwater invasive species and their effect on the environment; and a special submarine that dives 1000 feet below the surface.

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