Ocean of Volcanoes • episode "4/6" South Pacific

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

South Pacific • 0 • 5 episodes •

Fragile Paradise

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

Environment

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.

Environment

Endless Blue

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

Environment

Castaways

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

Environment

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