Galapagos (DVD)
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Experts embark on a once in a lifetime mission of discovery in across the magical islands this BBC documentary.

The inspiration behind Darwins theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory “ a geological conveyor belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals.

Presented in a pioneering new visual style combined with exhilarating cinematography, this series examines the spectacular variety of wildlife and evokes the different characters of the islands. As the western islands rise up from the sea offering a chance of life, the eastern islands sink back beneath the waves guaranteeing only death. Between the two are the middle islands; fertile, lush land in its prime that contains an incredible diversity of life. Nowhere else on the Earth are the twin processes of creation and extinction of species so starkly apparent see it all unfold before your eyes

The team visit an active volcano in search of the elusive pink iguana. A submersible then takes them on the deepest dive ever carried out in the Galapagos Islands in search of new species, where they encounter the bizarre ocean giant “ the mola, playful sea lions and masses of schooling hammerhead sharks. Finally the team scientists look at what the future holds for the Galapagos and the human impact on these islands. By bringing together the findings of their scientific research they hope to find a way of protecting its future.

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