Four-Minute Films on Earth’s Most Amazing Places

Written by on March 13, 2014 in Other News
Image from CORAL REEFS Underwater Pharmacy, courtesy of BBC World News.

Image from CORAL REEFS Underwater Pharmacy, courtesy of BBC World News.

UPDATE — Did you know that salmon are vital to the survival of the Great Bear Rainforest? Check out the latest Power of Nature video (Salmon: Fertilizing the forests) to learn how this unlikely relationship works.

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BBC World News has a new series that anyone with an interest in nature will certainly appreciate: Power of Nature.

Power of Nature can be found on bbc.com and BBC World News and features four-minute videos with extraordinary HD imagery that focus on some of Earth’s most amazing places. The videos include interviews with world renowned scientists, economists and biologists, and highlight the impact that individual animals can have complex ecosystems.

For example: Did you know that without sea otters, sea urchins would devour the kelp forests of the North Pacific, disrupting the entire food web based around it?

Power of Nature returned yesterday (Jan 14) with a piece on elephants and their impact on weather, but many of the videos feature underwater ecosystems. Some pieces to look out for include “Sea Otters: Guardians of the Kelp,” “Whales: Gardeners of the Ocean,” and “Salmon: Heart of the Forest.” Here you can find pieces from the first Power of Nature series.

Image from CORAL REEFS Underwater Pharmacy, courtesy of BBC World News.

Image from CORAL REEFS Underwater Pharmacy, courtesy of BBC World News.

Copyright © 2014 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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