Explore Our World

Season 1 Episode 855684

Miniature Creatures

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Aired Unknown Feb 25, 2009 on BBC
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Miniature Creatures
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Millions of tiny, often invisible creatures may go unnoticed, but they surround us everywhere on both land and sea. Learn how color and sound are used by small creatures to communicate whether for protection or courtship. Cicadas, though tiny, are the loudest of all insects, reaching 120 decibels with a call that can travel up to a mile. See how beetles use vibrations to communicate in a secret Morse code and how bogong moths travel at night, navigating by the moon and stars. Some animals compensate for their small size by living in large groups. Travel to the jungles of West Africa where communal hunting spiders share whatever they catch in their webs and find out how insects can be insurmountable forces that organize into marching armies in search for food.moreless
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