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Great Lakes Wild
Discover the stories of the wild animals who make North America’s Great Lakes their home. Famous for their stunning landscapes, the Great Lakes are also home to a rich ecosystem bursting at the seams with wildlife. From coyotes to muskrats, from moose to wolves, Great Lakes Wild reveals the secrets of the "Canadian Serengeti."
Ep 1
Isle Royale
Watch April 18, 7:30pm
Ep 2
Invaders From the Deep
Watch April 25, 7:30pm
Ep 3
The Goby Effect
Watch May 2, 7:30pm
Ep 4
Bad Reputations
Watch May 9, 7:30pm
Ep 5
Helping Out Endangered Species
Watch May 16, 7:30pm
Ep 6
The Damning Truth
Watch May 23, 7:30pm
Ep 7
Night Moves
Watch May 30, 7:30pm
Isle Royale
For nearly one-hundred years the uninhabited island in Lake Superior has been a constant battleground between moose and wolves. Scientists have been watching closely since 1953, making it one of the oldest research projects in the country. Now, researcher Rolf Peterson looks to explore the island and document its wildlife, both past and present. (1 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Apr 18, 7:30pm
Thu Apr 19, 6:30pm
Thu Apr 19, 11:30pm
Sat Apr 21, 2:30pm
Invaders From the Deep
Discover the story of "the locusts of the rivers," an invasive species known as Asian carp. Making their way through North America's waters, the fish eat lots, breed quickly and decimate native fish populations. (2 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Apr 25, 7:30pm
Thu Apr 26, 6:30pm
Thu Apr 26, 11:30pm
Sat Apr 28, 2:30pm
The Goby Effect
Researchers continue to fight for the survival of the Lake Erie Watersnake, a species on the brink of extinction. However, a new source of food could mean the snakes have a future after all, so long as the lake's algae blooms cooperate. (3 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 2, 7:30pm
Thu May 3, 6:30pm
Thu May 3, 11:30pm
Sat May 5, 2:30pm
Bad Reputations
Vilified for years, the Massassauga rattlesnake used to be an animal that even nature lovers would kill on contact, but now that they're endangered, people are realizing just how important they are. But is it too late to save them? (4 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 9, 7:30pm
Thu May 10, 6:30pm
Thu May 10, 11:30pm
Sat May 12, 2:30pm
Helping Out Endangered Species
Called nature's finest flying machine, the peregrine falcon has been clocked going up to 220 miles an hour. They were also nearly pushed to extinction in the 1960's thanks to the chemical DDT. Now their populations are back up, but researchers aren't taking any chances. (5 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 16, 7:30pm
Thu May 17, 6:30pm
Thu May 17, 11:30pm
Sat May 19, 2:30pm
The Damning Truth
Calling the Great Lakes home, the prehistoric sturgeons are among the most endangered species on the planet. When new dam projects threaten their breeding grounds, the team head out to discover how much the sturgeon population is being affected. (6 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 23, 7:30pm
Thu May 24, 6:30pm
Thu May 24, 11:30pm
Sat May 26, 2:30pm
Night Moves
Warmer winters mean the Southern flying squirrel, long a native of Lake Erie, has begun to migrate north towards Lake Ontario and into contact with their cousins, the Northern flying squirrels. The results are a small area where two species of squirrel are meeting for the first time, with interesting results. (7 of 8)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 30, 7:30pm
Thu May 31, 6:30pm
Thu May 31, 11:30pm