In the late 1800s, American whalers hunted northern elephant seals to near-extinction. This documentary describes how the resurgence of their population at Point Reyes, and throughout the Pacific, demonstrates the success of marine conservation laws.
In the 1990s, a newly-introduced disease was found to be killing the oak trees in Marin County. This documentary explores the story of Phytophthora ramorum, a brown water mold of foreign origins which causes the disease known as Sudden Oak Death.
Large herds of tule elk used to roam California’s Central Valley and coastal plains, but they were hunted to near-extinction in the mid-1800s. The dramatic recovery of the tule elk demonstrates the importance of laws that protect threatened species.
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