Pioneers of the Deep - 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.
See how species have learned to cope with conditions in the Tongan archipelago.
Learn how animals on New-Britain have learned to live with the Earth’s moods.
Witness nature’s struggles to conquer ash and lava before a volcano's next eruption.
What happened to salmon forced from their natal river into the open ocean?
Learn how volcanologists try to predict eruptions.
Learn which Icelandic volcano may awaken next and what the consequences could be.
About Life on Fire
The Life on Fire series offers a close up look at volcanoes, providing viewers with a never seen before look at their effect on the environment around them. Each episode paints survival stories around different volcanoes. From the dark abyss to pristine snow-capped peaks, spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire.
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