Contribute Now
Nature | Salmon: Running the Gauntlet | Science | Technology | Nature | WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list
  • Click to make a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • In Partnership With:
  • PBS
  • NPR

Nature | Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

Posted by WMHT Web Editor

Preview

Watch Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8pm on WMHT TV.

Investigate the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish’s life cycle in NATURE “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet.” Each desperate effort to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks and farmed in pens. NATURE goes beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species to expose a wildly creative, hopelessly complex and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon.

Can scientists unravel the mysterious phenomena that lurk between Earth and space?

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects Five Reasons to Eat Insects
Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.
Profile: Shaundra Daily Profile: Shaundra Daily
This software engineer and dancer found her groove teaching children about their emotional lives.
Nature follows one of the most fearless animals in the world: the honey badger.

PBS Nature News

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Baby Emperor Penguin Emerges from Shell [Video] Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Baby Emperor Penguin Emerges from Shell [Video]
Please view the original post to see the video. An emperor dad stands watch as a penguin hatchling pecks its way free. For the past two months, the father has done not...
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Rockhopper Penguins Make Landfall [Video] Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Rockhopper Penguins Make Landfall [Video]
Please view the original post to see the video. Rockhopper penguins brave crashing waves to reach their breeding grounds in the Falkland Islands. They appear at the sa...