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Episode of Desert Speaks

Treasures Of The Galapagos

Season 15, Episode 5 of 13
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The second of three episodes in the Galapagos Islands finds host David Yetman hunting large cacti on a desert island. Along the way, he discovers flamingos in the middle of a huge lava lake, ghost crabs (so named for their quick disappearing act) and a variety of plant species endemic to certain islands. Yetman also explores the nesting grounds of sea turtles and finds a unique post office on the island of Floreana where pirates and whalers have used the same wooden container for centuries to leave or take mail depending on its destination. The program also examines the strategies different animal species must employ to cooperate in such close proximity on the islands and how the plant and animal life is impacted by the surrounding climatic forces.

When to Watch

day time channel
9/10/2015 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
9/10/2015 11 p.m. UA Channel
9/10/2015 11:30 p.m. World
9/11/2015 6 a.m. UA Channel

Previously Aired

day time channel
8/9/2012 10:30 p.m. Ready TV
8/10/2012 5:30 a.m. Ready TV
10/31/2012 10:30 p.m. Ready TV
11/1/2012 5:30 a.m. Ready TV
6/10/2013 10:30 p.m. Ready TV
6/11/2013 5:30 a.m. Ready TV
8/1/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
8/1/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
8/1/2014 11:30 p.m. World
8/2/2014 PBS HD
8/4/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel
12/19/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
12/19/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
12/19/2014 11:30 p.m. World
12/22/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel

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