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Life on Fire

Phoenix Temple

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Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, vampire and other bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, parakeets and vultures have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. On the flanks of this still active mountain, the vegetation has been burnt away by lava.

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Life on Fire

Icelandic Volcanoes

Learn which Icelandic volcano may awaken next and what the consequences could be.

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Icelandic Volcanoes

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Witness nature’s struggles to conquer ash and lava before a volcano's next eruption.

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Learn how volcanologists try to predict eruptions.

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Learn which Icelandic volcano may awaken next and what the consequences could be.

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See how species have learned to cope with conditions in the Tongan archipelago.

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