Episode 5 | Water
In the EARTH A New WIld final episode, Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource: water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he uncovers spectacular wildlife stories that center on managing the natural pulse of the planet’s water.
Wonderful Cichlids: Mouth Breeders
Cichlids are a wonder of evolution. These cichlids use a unique mouth breeding behavior.
Wonderful Cichlids: Playing Dead
Cichlids that have learned to play dead to catch their own dinner!
Wonderful Cichlids: Eating Dirt
Some species of cichlid, which eat tiny insects and crustaceans, will swallow sand.
Wonderful Cichlids: A Cichlid's Shell Is His Castle
A cichlid using a shell to attract a mate.
A Natural History Detective Story: Encountering a Snail
Sanjayan describes why a snail is more dangerous than a hippo.
A Natural History Detective Story: A Shallow Water Problem
Expert Jay Stauffer explains why the problems of Lake Malawi are a shallow water issue.
Sanjayan Gets Snapped
Sanjayan, host of EARTH A New Wild, is photographed by a Samburu tribesman.