GREAT NATURE -- The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania

The Tasmanian Wilderness is in western Tasmania, Australia's southernmost island. It's a rich area that shows traces of the Earth's early history when Tasmania split off from Antarctica. Frenchmans Cap, a prominent peak formed when sedimentary rocks metamorphosed about a billion years ago, is surrounded by trees that are the descendants of plants that used to grow in ancient times. Bathurst Harbour, the world's only reddish colored body of water, is home to some bizarre deep-sea creatures. This episode captures the wonders of nature through a look at the sea and mountains of Tasmania.