S32 E18: The Gathering Swarms

Aired: 5/20/2014 | 0:52:59 | Expires: 5/20/2018 | Episode
It is quite a spectacle when animals come together in inconceivable numbers: sometimes in the millions, billions, and even trillions. When swarms gather, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all. This behavior applies to a number of creatures that