New Zealand

What makes glowworms glow?

If you were to gaze upon a cave full of New Zealand glow worms, you may think you’re looking at a star-lit night sky. Using a small organ at the end of their bodies, these tiny gnat larvae illuminate surfaces of the caves and ravine walls they call home. In this segment, we meet biochemists […]

A ranger looking out for New Zealand sea lions

After being hunted off of the mainland of New Zealand centuries ago, a new generation of the earth’s rarest sea lion species has returned. Jim Fyfe, a ranger with the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is tasked with watching over new sea lion pups and ensuring their safety.