Feb 14, 2016
The American shad is an anadromous fish--one that spends most of its life at sea, but returns to its fresh water birthplace to spawn. Join us as we track this incredible species on its epic journey upstream and examine the impact it has on the entire ecosystem of the North American east coast.
Jul 31, 2016
Take a tour through the thriving wildlife community that inhabits eastern Canada's largest city, Halifax. From raucous raccoons that rule the night, to clever crows that never forget a face, a number of enterprising creatures have managed to carve a niche for themselves in the margins of its urban sprawl.
Jul 31, 2016
In the Acadian forests of the Cape Breton woodlands, a combination of human encroachment and unchecked moose, beaver, and moth activity have tipped the ecological balance to an unsustainable level. Can efforts to preserve this Canadian paradise pay dividends or is it too little, too late?
Aug 01, 2016
In Nova Scotia, a rich network of wetland habitats provides the optimal conditions for amphibian and reptile species to thrive--including Blanding's turtle, one of the rarest on Earth. Learn about the extensive efforts in place to protect them from threats like climate change, habitat loss, and predation.
Oct 23, 2016
On Canada's eastern shore, crabs and lobsters are both important members of the local ecosystem and vital parts of the economy. If they struggle, so does an entire industry dependent on the year's catch. Dive into the hidden lives of these captivating crustaceans as they battle to hold their own against a changing climate, an invasive species, and each other.
Horses of St. Pierre & Miquelon
Jan 26, 2017
Five hundred years ago, French colonists arrived on the Canadian island of Langlade and brought horses with them. Today, the descendants of this original herd are the semi-feral rulers of this French territory, running and grazing freely across the island's abundant pastures. Gallop along as we follow the unusual lives of these iconic equines.
Jun 22, 2017
In the North American wilderness, one animal is defying the effects of humanity's relentless expansion. What's the secret behind the white-tailed deer's population boom from just 500,000 in the early 20th century, to about 15 million today? Venture into the world of this highly adaptable mammal to find out.
Apr 28, 2018
Whether it's a humpback whale guiding a calf on an 8,000-mile journey to the Bay of Fundy, or the long aerial journeys of Canada geese heading north to nest, some of the world's greatest migrations count the east coast of Canada along their route. Join us as we peek into the lives of these peripatetic protagonists.