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Eriksson the albatross chick - copyright Derren Fox News from the albatross nest

Find out what's happening at the wandering albatross nest with weekly reports from scientists living on Bird Island.

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  • Albatross copyright Matt swarbrickAbout albatross satellite tagging

    Why is the British Antarctic Survey studying albatrosses and what do they hope to learn by tracking them?

  • Female gorilla Twijiki stares at male Rukina copyright Rosie GloynsGorilla growing pains

    Growing up is never easy, even if you're a gorilla. One young female seems to be having difficulty navigating her way to adulthood.

  • Woolly bear caterpillar - copyright Matt SwarbrickThe world's coolest caterpillar

    Only 800 kilometres from the North Pole, a woolly bear caterpillar thaws out for a bite to eat.

  • Polar bear at Hudson Bay, Canada - copyright BBCGrass-eating polar bears

    Hudson Bay's polar bears, usually seen against a backdrop of snow and ice, spend the summer in greener surroundings eating berries and surprisingly grass.

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Expeditions

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  • A wandering albatross is unphased by the cameraman © Matthew SwarbrickBustling Bird Island

    This sub-Antarctic island has huge breeding colonies of seals, penguins and albatrosses.

  • Waterfall copyright James BrickellAmazon arachnids

    James Brickell heads into the heart of the rainforest to look for spiders, scorpians and other creepy crawlies

  • Diving with lemon sharks copyright James BrickellTiger Beach: underwater Bahamas

    The Deadly 60 team head to an underwater beach in search of sharks.

  • Filming in Svalbard copyright Jeff WilsonSvalbard's ice giants

    Midway between the North Pole and mainland Europe, Svalbard's extreme terrain is home to the largest living land carnivore.

  • St Andrew's Bay copyright Chadden HunterSurfing sub-Antarctic style

    Staying near the busiest beach in the world, the Frozen Planet programme team live cheek by jowl to king penguins and elephant seals.

  • Forests and lakes of Minnesota from the air copyright BBCBear country Minnesota

    Minnesota is home to 20,00-30,000 black bears, the Natural World team get close to a few of them.

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Meet the explorers

  • Elizabeth White

    Elizabeth is a director on Frozen Planet with a PhD in animal behaviour. As well as filming marine wildlife she's documented the lives of polar people.

  • Matt Swarbrick

    Matt lived in sub-Antarctica studying penguins and seals before working as a researcher on Frozen Planet.

  • Dan Rees

    A producer/director, Dan specialises in stories about the relationship between people and nature.

  • Charlotte Scott

    Charlotte is a trained marine biologist/zoologist. She is an assistant producer in the BBC Natural History Unit.

  • Fredi Devas

    After spending three years following baboons around a Namibian desert, Fredi has somehow found himself working on polar series Frozen Planet.

  • George McGavin

    George, an expert on tropical insects, is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

  • Chadden Hunter

    Chadden has been a wildlife biologist and filmmaker for over 10 years. He is currently a director on Frozen Planet.

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