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Season 2 / Episode 3 and airs on 23 February 2020 20:00
Biologist and broadcaster Monty Halls moves to the Galapagos Islands to experience with his family the wonders and challenges of his favourite place on earth.
In this episode, Monty investigates whether the Galapagos' ecosystems can cope with the demands of all the people who live and visit there. He joins a survey team monitoring juvenile sharks, and the family visit Isabella Island, explore volcanos, and start keeping chickens and growing their own food. Monty also learns how to make small scale fishing sustainable, and embarks on a terrifying night dive.
In their last few weeks on The Galapagos, the Halls family investigate the fate of the shark and also get to know the marine iguana. Monty takes Isla snorkelling with sharks, his favorite animal, and then gives a talk at his daughter's school concerning the ocean's top predator. He joins a research expedition, travelling over a 150 miles from human habitation to tag and photograph whale sharks. The work will produce invaluable data for years to come, and help not only protect Galapagos sharks, but all of our oceans.
Two years on since Monty Halls, his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly first travelled to the Galapagos islands - one of the most unique and ecologically important places on the planet - the family head back to discover why it faces a fight for survival. In the opening episode, Monty experiences the mighty volcanic power that created the islands, mum Tam makes a solo voyage in search of threatened giant manta rays, and Molly, the youngest, has her first snorkelling experience.
Marine biologist Monty Halls and his family are settling into life on the island of Isabela in the Galapagos, where they discover it's not without its challenges. The family find flamingos in an unexpected place and get to know a big fish with a bad reputation. Daughter Isla becomes a young field assistant helping to tag baby Hammerheads, while Tam and Monty mark their wedding anniversary underwater with over 20 endangered sharks.
In 1978, the Galapagos Islands were designated a Unesco World Heritage site, signifying their unprecedented importance to the world. Forty years on, biologist, broadcaster and conservationist Monty Halls returns to his `favourite place on Earth" to investigate the wonders and challenges that both define and threaten this jewel of nature. Monty is accompanied by a unique research team - his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly, who for three months will experience this utterly unique way of life.
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