Heard Island

Available: 1 x 50 mins

Heard Island


Located 4,000 km south west of Australia in the freezing waters of the sub-Antarctic is an active volcanic island sheathed in massive glaciers. Join a team of scientists on a rare expedition to the island as they work on a range of projects, from documenting the wildlife to studying the effects of global warming and climate change.

Find out what makes world heritage-listed Heard Island unique, and how the scientific studies will help to answer some of the fundamental problems facing the world today.


Dione Gilmour
Tony Dorr, David Luffman
ABC Natural History Unit