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In an environment not conducive to human survival, it's easy to understand why "Continent 7" is the first-ever global long-form documentary series filmed in Antarctica. Scientists and survival experts join forces on the ice, underneath it, and atop mountainous peaks -- fighting brutal conditions along the way -- to conduct life-changing research. These scientists and the community play a vital role in many urgent fields of science, from climate change to studies of glacier movement, active volcanoes and the search and tagging of marine megafauna that calls this ice home. The six-episode series also pays tribute to the mountaineers, mariners and helicopter pilots, among others, who help keep the scientists safe at work.

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aired 131 days ago
The Mount Erebus team struggle to salvage data from the volcano; Craig leads an expedition for one more set of samples before they head home.
aired 131 days ago
The Mount Erebus team have trouble landing at one of their sites, and their equipment malfunctions.
aired 131 days ago
A Condition 1 storm sweeps over Scott Base, forcing scientists to shut down all missions and stay in their tents until the weather subsides.
aired 131 days ago
Six teams of scientists arrive in Antarctica, hoping to gain a better understanding of how climate change is affecting life around the world.
aired 251 days ago
As most people prepare to leave, a container ship arrives with food and materials for the skeleton crew remaining during the dark winter months.
aired 251 days ago
Antarctic wildlife thrives in hostile weather but climate change can risk its survival.
aired 393 days ago
Humpback whales, killer whales, seals and a world of sea life roam the icy waters off Antarctica's shores.
aired 393 days ago
Littered with hidden pitfalls and pounded by brutal conditions, the desolate and dangerous landscape of Antarctica also holds many secrets about rising seas, volcanic activity and microbial life.

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