The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders


Episode Info

This video from the PBS award-winning show Nova investigates the phenomenon of animal migration. Leaving one habitat and traveling en masse to another requires preparation and skill. The migratory skills of a variety of creatures are presented: birds, caribou, butterflies, bats, and eels, honeybees, fish, ladybird beetles, and seals. Trumpeter swans are observed training their young for the long journey. Underwater photography documents the journey of eels as they make their way between the Atlantic coast of North America and the Sargasso Sea. Some of the amazing feats these pathfinders accomplish to reach their destinations have never before been captured on film.