Author: Allison Argo
Format: Multiple Formats
Release Date: 19-08-2008
Details: Filmmaker Allison Argo (
Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History) tells the fascinating story of nature's amazing ability to create fragile connections among the most unexpected creatures. Each year, the red knot, a small shorebird that winters on the southern tip of South America, embarks on a 10,000-mile journey to its nesting grounds in the Arctic. The pocket-sized long distance traveler instinctively times its migration precisely to coincide with the annual spawning of one of the Earth's most ancient creatures, the horseshoe crab in the Delaware Bay. The eggs of the horseshoe crab fuel the birds on one of the longest migrations on Earth. But humans have harvested the horseshoe crab for fishing bait, and use its blood for medical purposes. With the crabs now in decline, the red knot is in danger. This story is a compelling example of how every species is interconnected, and of our potential to destroy those connections -- or restore them.
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