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South Pacific

South Pacific is a BBC nature documentary series narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, surveying the natural history of the islands of the South Pacific region, ranging from the Hawaiian Islands north of the equator to New Zealand in the south. The series consists of six episodes, each of which deals with a different theme of the South Pacific: the first episode "Ocean of Islands" provides an overview of the natural history of the South Pacific; the second episode "Castaways" looks at how wildlife and humans colonized even the most remote islands; the third episode "Endless Blue" explores a diversity of wildlife living in the open ocean of the South Pacific; the fourth episode "Ocean of Volcanoes" tells of how volcanoes have affected the shape of the South Pacific islands and wildlife living in the islands; the fifth episode "Strange Islands" looks at the unusual animal life of the South Pacific; and the last episode "Fragile Paradise" focuses on the environmental problems facing the South Pacific.

Episode 1 - Ocean of Islands
This episode provides an overview of the natural history of the South Pacific, exploring the wildlife and local cultures of the region.

Episode 2 - Castaways
This episode looks at how plants, animals and humans colonized even the most remote islands.

Episode 3 - Endless Blue
This episode explores bird species as well as a diversity of marine wildlife living in the open ocean of the South Pacific.

Episode 4 - Ocean of Volcanoes
This episode looks at how volcanoes have affected the shape of the South Pacific islands and wildlife living in the islands.

Episode 5 - Strange Islands
This episode looks at the unusual animal life of the South Pacific, including tree kangaroos, monkey-tailed skinks, and flightless birds.

Episode 6 - Fragile Paradise
This episode focuses on the environmental problems facing the South Pacific and looks at what is being done to preserve the ocean and its wildlife.


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South Pacific - wikipedia
South Pacific (Wild Pacific in the US) is a British nature documentary series from the BBC Natural History Unit, which began airing onBBC Two on 10 May 2009.
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