Rainforest water and nutrient cycles
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Rainforest water and nutrient cycles

Clip from Rainforest

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With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ...

With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ecosystem.

Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt
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Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt

Clip from Return To Lake Eyre: The Deluge

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The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in ...

The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in history. The signs that the weather was turning began in 2009, when a deluge in the tropical north set the great desert rivers flowing through Central Australia. For the first time in years, the water flowed all the way to Lake Eyre, the huge salt pan in the dead heart of the continent. ABC TV reporter Paul Lockyer covered

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth

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David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth

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David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

How underwater ridges and trenches are formed
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How underwater ridges and trenches are formed

Clip from How The Earth Was Made

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They are some the largest and deepest structures on our planet - but are invisible to us because they are under the sea. Find out how ocean ridges and trenches are formed.

They are some the largest and deepest structures on our planet - but are invisible to us because they are under the sea. Find out how ocean ridges and trenches are formed.

Kiribati's Sea Level Crisis
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Kiribati's Sea Level Crisis

Clip from The Hungry Tide

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Short clip from The Hungry Tide. Sea-level rise, coastal erosion and drought are threatening the lives of 110,000 people spread

Short clip from The Hungry Tide. Sea-level rise, coastal erosion and drought are threatening the lives of 110,000 people spread

How the Great Barrier Reef was formed
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How the Great Barrier Reef was formed

Clip from The Great Barrier Reef

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Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos
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Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos
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Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos
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Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the ...

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the islands to give birth. Yet no whale pups have been seen.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new ...

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new opportunities for all sorts of animals.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this ...

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this destruction, animals have evolved to live on these dying islands.

Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents
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Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents

Clip from Rise of the Continents

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All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

How Eurasia formed from Pangea
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How Eurasia formed from Pangea

Clip from Rise of the Continents

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Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia

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Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

The five seasons
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The five seasons

Clip from Gardening Australia

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Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Seasons and their effect on plants
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Seasons and their effect on plants

Clip from Gardening Australia

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Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

The first expedition to Skull Rock
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The first expedition to Skull Rock

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Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.