On October 24th, Goethe-Zentrum & the Bird Watchers' Society bring to you 'Fresh Water', an episode from the Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning BBC nature documentary series, Planet Earth. Planet Earth, narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Alastair Fothergill, was first broadcast in the UK from 5 March 2006.
Episode 3 of the series, titled Fresh Water, was broadcast on 19 March 2006, and describes the course taken by rivers and some of the species that take advantage of such a habitat. Beginning from a stream in the mountains, illustrated by Venezuela's Tepui, where there is a tropical downpour almost every day, the journey travels hundreds of miles before forming rapids.
The erosive nature of rivers is shown by the Grand Canyon, created over five million years by the Colorado River. In Japan, the water is inhabited by the biggest amphibian, the 2-metre long giant salamander, while in the northern hemisphere, salmon undertake the largest freshwater migration. Also featured are smooth coated otters, mugger crocodiles, roseate spoonbills, piranhas, river dolphins and swimming crab-eating macaques.
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