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Behind the Numbers




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Gloucester Point, Virginia

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-24

Duration: 00:18:55

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Environment | Animals | Wildlife | Fisheries | Endangered Species


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • LaBauve, Randy Producer
  • Aguilar, Priscilla Speaker
  • Bergeron, Beau Speaker
  • Chamberlain, Michael Interviewee
  • Thomas, Glen Interviewee
  • Hoenig, John M. Interviewee
  • Latour, Robert J. Interviewee
  • Dearbone, Johnathan Interviewee
  • Smith, Emelyn Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from September 24, 2003, host Greg Grandy and the student reporters explore the population dynamics of animals and plants. They cover: bird counts; keystone species; predator-prey relationships; endangered species; methods for determining fish populations; and conservation efforts. It includes interviews with: Michael Chamberlain, wildlife biologist; Glen Thomas, fisheries manager; John M. Hoenig and Robert J. Latour, fisheries scientists with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Johnathan Dearbone, a land conservation specialist with the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Emelyn Smith, wildlife biologist.