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Nature's Microworlds

  • Season 1
  • 13 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 7: Canada's Coastal Forests

Summary

Steve Backshall explores the ecosystem of Canada's coastal forests, home to some of the largest trees on Earth and supporting a huge numbers of predators. He assesses the relationships between the seasons, the landscape and the wildlife to discover what might be fuelling this ancient environment's productivity and sustaining animals such as eagles, bears and wolves.
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Review

The series that deconstructs our ecosystems in a compact half hour returns with a look at Canada’s coastal forests. Caught between the fertile waters of the Pacific and mountains, they’re home to successful predators (bears, wolves, eagles) and some of the world’s biggest coniferous trees. But it’s not exactly the most welcoming place on the planet, so why do the animals and plant life thrive here?

As usual, spectacular footage — herring being rounded up by bubble-blowing humpback whales, bears just waiting for the salmon to jump into their mouths — is neatly tied together by Steve Backshall’s clear commentary.

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Executive producerWendy Darke
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  • Episode 7

    Canada's Coastal Forests

    Summary

    Steve Backshall explores the ecosystem of Canada's coastal forests, home to some of the largest trees on Earth and supporting a huge numbers of predators. He assesses the relationships between the seasons, the landscape and the wildlife to discover what might be fuelling this ancient environment's productivity and sustaining animals such as eagles, bears and wolves.
    Recommended

    Review

    The series that deconstructs our ecosystems in a compact half hour returns with a look at Canada’s coastal forests. Caught between the fertile waters of the Pacific and mountains, they’re home to successful predators (bears, wolves, eagles) and some of the world’s biggest coniferous trees. But it’s not exactly the most welcoming place on the planet, so why do the animals and plant life thrive here?

    As usual, spectacular footage — herring being rounded up by bubble-blowing humpback whales, bears just waiting for the salmon to jump into their mouths — is neatly tied together by Steve Backshall’s clear commentary.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorSteve Backshall

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerCerys Griffiths
    Executive producerWendy Darke
    Series producerDoug Hope
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