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LIFE ON FIRE

Pioneers of the Deep

  • Aired: 02/06/2013
  • 52:55
  • Rating: NR
In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss.
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See how species have learned to cope with conditions in the Tongan archipelago.
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