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Life in the Freezer

Life in the Freezer is a BBC nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, tracing the seasonal cycle of Antarctica and human exploration of the continent. The series consists of six 30-minute episodes which examines how species cope with life on the Antarctic continent during the year. The first episode introduces Antarctica and its surroundings and describes how the continent changes throughout the seasons. The next four episodes of the series deal with the lives of animals with Antarctica's seasonal changes, such as feeding, mating and habitat patterns; their lives are heavily influenced by Antarctica's seasonal ice retreating and expanding. And the sixth and final episode looks at human exploration of Antarctica and the scientific work in the modern human bases in Antarctica.

Episode 1 - The Bountiful Sea
This episode introduces Antarctica and its surroundings and describes how the continent changes throughout the seasons.

Episode 2 - The Ice Retreats
This episode examines what happens during spring on Antarctica.

Episode 3 - The Race to Breed
This episode looks at the summer, when almost all life in the region breeds.

Episode 4 - The Door Closes
This episode describes the migration of most animals northwards as the continent and surrounding sea freeze over at the end of summer.

Episode 5 - The Big Freeze
This episode deals with those who stay during the coldest weather.

Episode 6 - Footsteps in the Snow
This episode looks at human exploration of Antarctica and the scientific work in the modern human bases in Antarctica.


Related Links
Life in the Freezer - wikipedia
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