Blessed by Volcanoes: The Marine Life of the Izu Islands, Japan

Lying in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo, the Izu Islands were born from the eruptions of undersea volcanoes that are still active today. Each of the five northern islands including Oshima, Niijima, Shikinejima and Kozushima features unique landscapes, such as dark mountains emitting smoke, steep white cliffs soaring several hundred meters into the air, submarine hot springs, and slopes that plunge down into the deep sea. Here, a diverse and abundant marine life flourishes. This program highlights the mysterious lives of the creatures that have adapted to this extraordinary environment in order to survive.