CONTACT:
      Grace Lessner, NHPTV: (603) 868-4328
      Jon Charpentier, Fish and Game: (603) 271-3211
      September 25, 2007

New WILDLIFE JOURNAL Episode Airs Thursday on New Hampshire Public Television; Features Shorelines and Shorebirds

CONCORD, N.H. - A brand-new episode of the award-winning Wildlife Journal series airs Thursday, September 27, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., on New Hampshire Public Television.  The popular series, co-produced by NHPTV and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, showcases the Granite State's natural resources and outdoor traditions.

Thursday's episode, Shorelines and Shorebirds, features four Seacoast-area stories. First, Wildlife Journal visits with young wildlife artist Elizabeth Beaudoin of Derry, three-time winner of the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Contest.  Elizabeth's lushly layered portraits bring to life the waterfowl species that use New Hampshire's coastal wetland habitats for feeding, breeding and migration.

On Wild Ways, host Lisa Densmore takes a sea kayaking trip with Julie Ellis of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, touring the shorelines of several of the Isles of Shoals, learning about the native shorebirds and their habitat needs, and banding a great black-backed gull chick for research.

Sea lampreys, despite their odd appearance, are a respectable, fascinating anadromous fish, crucial to the riverine ecosystems where they live for 5 to 9 years of their long lives.  Wildlife Journal talks to scientists who study lampreys' hormone regulation system to discover secrets about human reproduction.

And, host Willem Lange explores Odiorne Point State Park, introducing viewers to an amazing array of marine plants and animals that have adapted to the constantly changing conditions of the intertidal zone.

For additional air times and descriptions of other upcoming episodes, click to visit www.wildlifejournal.tv.

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NEWS MEDIA: Some of the people featured on this episode of Wildlife Journal may be available for interviews.  Contact Grace Lessner, NHPTV: (603) 868-4328 or Jon Charpentier, NH Fish and Game: (603) 271-3211.

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