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NOVA; Secrets of the Crocodile Caves


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Secrets of the Crocodile Caves
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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This spectacular wildlife film documents a remote refuge in Madagascar. The setting is a range of ancient coral mountains with needle-sharp ridges, spooky caves and dotted with secret gardens. The film dramatizes the different survival strategies of a lemur family in the forest and of the crocodiles that skulk in the rivers and take refuge in the caves that are the visual centerpiece of the film.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Secrets of the Crocodile Caves,” 11/24/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E319A7EE21384E29BA9174B09CE81923.
MLA: “NOVA; Secrets of the Crocodile Caves.” 11/24/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E319A7EE21384E29BA9174B09CE81923>.
APA: NOVA; Secrets of the Crocodile Caves. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E319A7EE21384E29BA9174B09CE81923
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