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This edition: Caribbean: Wild Side of Paradise

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First aired: November 15, 2016.

The Caribbean islands, stretching from Venezuela to Florida, may be popular holiday destinations, life can still be hard for the native wildlife. Most were created by volcanoes, mostly long dormant, and later acquired coral reefs, which creates very different biotopes. The relative isolation and rarity of predation allowed many species to evolve particularly, rather leisurely, even a monkey. A special case is Trinidad, an old coral atoll which rose when the sea-level sank.

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