|Release Date: ||03 February 2011|
One ocean, 20,000 islands and a quarter of the world's water……
What do you know about the South Pacific? The words South Pacific conjure up images of blue water, swaying palm trees and idyllic beaches but, as this series reveals, that is only part of the story.
South Pacific is the ultimate portrait of life in the world's largest ocean. Over six 50 minute episodes, this landmark series explores the isolation of its islands, the extraordinary journeys wildlife and humans have taken to reach these remote specks of land and what happened to both after their arrival.
Travel to places few people have heard of and witness the power of undersea volcanoes as they attempt to form new islands, tiger sharks snatching newly fledged albatross chicks and bizarre human rituals that involve jumping from 20 metre wooden scaffolds with only forest vines to break their falls.
Living in splendid isolation has created a strange and constantly surprising world inhabited by flesh eating caterpillars, giant crabs capable of opening coconuts, vampire bugs with antifreeze in their veins and many other unique animals like kakapos, kagus and monkey tailed skinks. All found nowhere else on earth.