PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 August, 2003, 12:00am

The Abyss

Pearl, 9.30pm

A remotely operated vehicle and two manned submersibles scour the gloomy depths of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Caribbean. From the Monterey Bay Canyon, off the coast of California, scientists study some of the weirdest animals on our planet: angler fish with massive teeth; the amazing Humboldt's squid; and glowing, bottom-dwelling jellyfish that resemble living lava lamps.

Man's Heritage: Killer Ants

Pearl, 8pm

Many people have a fascination for big predators, but what about the little ones? While hyenas, leopards and lions bask in their respective spotlights, tiny assassins are lurking in the shadows. These natural-born killers take more lives every day than all the big ones put together. A team of intrepid filmmakers sets off on a global adventure to discover the truth about killer ants.