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Alaska: A Year in the Wild

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  • 4 episodes
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Episode 3: Summer in Alaska: A Year in the Wild: Summer

Summary

In the summer, Alaska's unfrozen rivers are able to flow freely again, leading to one of the world's biggest salmon migrations as millions of fish leave the open ocean for spawning grounds inland. Brown bears eagerly await this annual event, which provides a vital source of food. Plus, arctic foxes awaiting the return of seabirds to the Russian coast and beavers building dams in time for Autumn.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Every summer millions of salmon leave their feeding grounds in the open ocean and head towards Alaska’s shores to spawn in the same streams they hatched in. It is one of the world’s greatest migrations and attracts hungry brown bears to the region, keen to fatten themselves up before winter returns.

Many other animals are making the most of the warmer air and longer days. In the forests, beavers gather wood to repair their dams; on St Lawrence Island, arctic foxes patiently wait to feast on newly hatched chicks; while rufous hummingbirds eat their own body weight in nectar every day before taking off for their 3,000-mile flight south to Mexico.

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  • Episode 3

    Summer in Alaska: A Year in the Wild: Summer

    Summary

    In the summer, Alaska's unfrozen rivers are able to flow freely again, leading to one of the world's biggest salmon migrations as millions of fish leave the open ocean for spawning grounds inland. Brown bears eagerly await this annual event, which provides a vital source of food. Plus, arctic foxes awaiting the return of seabirds to the Russian coast and beavers building dams in time for Autumn.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Every summer millions of salmon leave their feeding grounds in the open ocean and head towards Alaska’s shores to spawn in the same streams they hatched in. It is one of the world’s greatest migrations and attracts hungry brown bears to the region, keen to fatten themselves up before winter returns.

    Many other animals are making the most of the warmer air and longer days. In the forests, beavers gather wood to repair their dams; on St Lawrence Island, arctic foxes patiently wait to feast on newly hatched chicks; while rufous hummingbirds eat their own body weight in nectar every day before taking off for their 3,000-mile flight south to Mexico.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerSarah Swingler
    Series directorDuncan Chard
    Series producerDuncan Chard
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