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Penguins In A Patagonia Desert

Season 18, Episode 6 of 10

Host David Yetman, Argentine Archeologist María José Figuerero and native son of Patagonia, Harry Nauta venture across Argentine Patagonia, encountering landscapes usually cold, isolated and windy, but also spectacularly distinct and colorful. After stopping to admire the camel-like guanacos that roam the area, they pause at a brightly decorated Argentine shrine celebrating Gauchito Gil, the “ little gaucho,” a Robin-Hood-like figure to whom devotees from throughout the country attribute with good luck and miraculous recoveries. Later, in the Chubut Province, travel from fossilized trees to fossilized marine life within the space of a few miles and to Bustamante Bay, home to a couple hundred sea lions and tens of thousands of desert penguins as well as thriving sea weed industry.

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10/4/2012
10:30 p.m.
10/5/2012
5:30 a.m.
12/27/2012
10:30 p.m.
12/28/2012
5:30 a.m.
10/28/2013
10:30 p.m.
10/29/2013
5:30 a.m.
9/26/2014
6:30 p.m.
9/26/2014
11:30 p.m.
9/27/2014
9/29/2014
6 a.m.
2/23/2015
6:30 p.m.
2/23/2015
11 p.m.
2/23/2015
11:30 p.m.
2/24/2015
2/24/2015
6 a.m.
11/19/2015
6:30 p.m.
11/19/2015
11 p.m.
11/19/2015
11:30 p.m.
11/20/2015
12:02 a.m.
11/20/2015
6 a.m.
8/7/2017
6:30 p.m.
8/8/2017
2/22/2018
6:30 p.m.
11/26/2018
6:30 p.m.
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