Fragile Paradise • episode "6/6" South Pacific

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A look at what is being done to preserve the South Pacific and its wildlife.

South Pacific • 0 • 5 episodes •

Fragile Paradise

A look at what is being done to preserve the South Pacific and its wildlife.

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Strange Islands

Why do animals perfectly adapted to island life give up the ghost when new species arrive?

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Ocean of Volcanoes

Witness the birth, growth and death of an island in the greatest ocean on Earth.

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Endless Blue

A look at sharks and whales that go to great lengths to survive in the South Pacific.

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Castaways

A look at how every one of the 20,000 islands was colonised by the Polynesians.

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