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NOVA; Adrift on the Gulf Stream


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Adrift on the Gulf Stream
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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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"Nova" travels along the river in the Atlantic Ocean that has a flow ten times that of all the rivers in the world combined and examines its effect on ocean currents, weather, and even animal migration. Explores the importance of the Gulf Stream to ocean life, climate and human history.



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