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Africa Episode 4 of 6

Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour because of two great ocean currents that sweep around the continent's cape.

To the east, the warm Agulhas current generates clouds that roll inland to the wettest place in southern Africa. To the west is the cold Benguela current, home to more great white sharks than anywhere else. Moisture-laden fog rolls inland, supporting an incredible desert garden.

Where the two currents meet, the clash of warm and cold water creates one of the world's most fabulous natural spectacles - South Africa's sardine run. This is the greatest gathering of predators on the planet, including Africa's largest, the Bryde's whale.

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Wed 30 Sep 2015 16:15
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
NarratorDavid Attenborough
Executive ProducerMichael Gunton
Series ProducerJames Honeyborne
ProducerVerity White
ProducerHugh Pearson

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