LIFE ON FIRE

Program Details
Air Time: 
04/06/2014 - 5:00am - 5:59am
Program Title: 
PIONEERS OF THE DEEP
Program Service: 
TV
PSIP Description: 
In the Tongan archipelago the sooty tern and the Alvin shrimp cope with land risen from the ocean.
Long Description: 
In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked.