Endangered ecosystems, earthquakes and volcanos oh my! Join KLRU on Science Night for a lineup of three back-to-back special programs starting at 7 pm.
Best of Big Blue Live – airs at 7 pm
Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in Monterey Bay, California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food.
In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 epic earthquake. In a coastal town devastated by the rushing wave, NOVA follows a team of geologists as they battle aftershocks to measure the displacement caused by the earthquake. Could their work, and the work of geologists at earthquake hot-spots around the U.S., one day lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes before they happen? NOVA investigates new leads in its investigation of a deadly scientific conundrum.
Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. In this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts … and the phoenix must rise again.