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Our Other Blue Planet: Earth’s Diverse Fresh Waters

Cary Institute's Dave Strayer talks about our planet's inland waters and the rich diversity of life that they support.

Inland waters cover a mere 1% of Earth’s surface, yet they are home to an amazing array of plants and animals. Discover catfish that eat pigeons, plants that eat animals, animals that photosynthesize, mussels that seduce fish, the world's largest water lilies, lakes with the pH of battery acid, and creative solutions to reproductive hurdles.


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