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Texas blind salamander

Duration: 01:09

The crew set up specialist, cool lights that operate at low temperature to prevent the water temperature rising suddenly and to avoid any resulting change in the salamander's hunting behaviour. Fortunately, the shoot was successful - the same cave was off limits the very next day following rock movement overnight.

Available since: Thu 28 May 2009


Key talent
David Attenborough

This clip is from

Planet Earth Caves

4/11 Featuring, among others, the Cave of Swallows in Mexico and Deer Cave in Borneo.

First broadcast: 23 May 2006

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