Terrabytes Underdogs (No. 204)
First Aired Thursday, October 19, 2006
This episode features biological underdogs battling to survive in difficult conditions. The North American Beaver and the Pacific Fisher polulations are finally rebounding from devastating habitat loss, but are the odds still stacked against them. Finally, what can we learn from one of biology's ultimate underdogs, hot springs panic grass, which grows in near-toxic conditions in Yellowstone National Park? Three short films make up this "Terrabytes" episode, consisting of "Leave it to the Beavers" by Amanda Grue, "Tracking the Pacific Fisher" by Thomas Winston, and "Plants" by Edward Watkins.