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Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems: Lands of Two Seasons--The World's Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems

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Great weather, abundant harvests, fabulous food, some of the world's most cosmopolitan and romantic cities are all attributes associated with Mediterranean climates. However, these regions are also critical biodiversity hotspots. This episode offers an overview of the world's Mediterranean-climate zones, pointing out their similarities, unique characteristics and importance, while also illuminating the factors that threaten them. Part of the "Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems" series.

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Runtime: 12 minutes

Four newts swimming underwater. Caption: are among the most biologically diverse regions on Earth.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 2
7 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Dry, brown grasses dotted with wildflowers wave in the wind. Caption: Hot, arid summers tend to parch vegetation.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 3
8 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Somewhat rocky soil with cactus and scrub-like plants give way to cultivated rows of plants and buildings in the distance. Caption: These areas as known as Mediterranean climate reasons.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 3
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Evergreen plants in shades of green from light to dark cover the landscape. Caption: Shrubby, evergreen plants are widespread in all five areas.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 4
12 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12