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The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies - Nova

  1. Jan 29, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/butterflies/about.html

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/butterflies/program.html
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2009 #2
    Sigh...we used to be able to view NOVA (and we still can view those old ones), but the newer videos can only be viewed within the United States now :(
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 #3
    The monarch migration is truly a remarkable mystery. It's unlike bird migrations where the year's newborns are guided to the over-wintering areas by those that know the way. So with birds, it is a learned thing. With the monarch butterflies, it is a first time trip for the entire migrating population. And not only do they cross the border into Mexico, but they travel to a a very specific area (not a large area either) in the mountains in Michocan where they roost in the forest and go into a type of hibernation. Their migration is quite an amazing thing.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Bummer! Maybe you will be able to view the newer ones when they're older ones. :biggrin:
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes! That and a number of other aspects of this phenomenon are quite fascinating. Also, Nova did a great job. There is some beautiful cinematography in this one.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 #6
    Hey thanks Ivan I missed part of the program.:smile:
     
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