South Georgia - Legacy of Lust
http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10521 for full video. Remote, lonely and raw - the beautiful island of South Georgia is a mere dot in the great southern ocean. Surrounded by the super-abundant waters of the Atlantic and the Antarctic seas, outstanding breeding colonies of seabirds and marine mammals thrive. It has not always been this way, and of all the Antarctic regions, South Georgia has suffered the most. Once the world's greatest whaling empire, the island's natural inhabitants have inherited a legacy of oily rusting remains. For decades, humans have plundered and profited, fought, and even died here. The wildlife has shown great resilience, and breeding communities now thrive. It would be unforgivable if once again, the birds and animals of South Georgia were threatened by human demands of the 21st century."