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"Planet Earth: South Pacific" is a six-part British nature documentary that surveys the natural history of the islands of the South Pacific regions including many spots in New Zealand. The program documents the natural history of the region, the South Pacific spans from the Hawaiian Islands to New Zealand and can be home to a variety of animal life and plant life. Viewers can see in depth looks at how the remote islands were colonized, see rare footage of an underwater volcano erupting, and the varying ecological niches. Hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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With flightless parrots, burrowing bats, giant skinks and kangaroos in trees, wildlife has evolved in extraordinary ways on the isolated islands of the South Pacific.
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A closer look into the blue will reveal a scattering of islands, from the Tropics to the sub-Antartic waters of the Southern Ocean.
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The violent eruption of underwater volcanoes produce coral reefs that support large groups of grey reef sharks and giant manta rays; strange creatures including the vampire bug and megapode -- a bird that uses volcanic springs to incubate its eggs.
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A large part of the remote, blue wilderness of the South Pacific is a marine desert, in which many animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive.
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The ultimate castaways, from saltwater crocodiles and giant eels to crested iguanas, overcome great odds to reach islands thousands of miles apart.
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A fragile paradise in the South Pacific is revealed; international fishing fleets take a serious toll on the region's sharks, albatross and tuna.

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