NOVA

S49 E2 | PREVIEW

Secrets in the Scat Preview

Scott Burnett is “Scatman”—an Australian ecologist on the trail of the secrets of poop. By identifying and analyzing animal scat for DNA and hormones, he discovers essential details of their behavior, how they fit in the ecosystem, and even how to protect them.

AIRED: February 09, 2022 | 0:00:30
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- [Narrator] Nova goes where few dare.

- Just imagine the size of the bum that this dropped out of.

- [Narrator] Finding facts in feces, data in dung.

- It's taking a poo.

- [Narrator] From blue whales.

- I was in a floating pile of whale poop.

- [Narrator] To preventing poaching, and poo cubes.

- How would a square come out of a round hole?

- [Narrator] A rare science adventure.

- [Woman] This is where the science happens.

- [Narrator] "Secrets in the Scat," on Nova.

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