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Hydroplaning dolphins

Duration: 02:00

Only a small number of individuals practise this unusual behaviour, so it proved a very frustrating experience predicting which dolphin was about to put on a show. The crew spent many hours, loaded with full camera kit, running fruitlessly up and down the baking hot sand dunes. A large local shark population made even a cooling dip in the surf off limits.

Available since: Mon 1 Jun 2009


Key talent
David Attenborough

This clip is from

Planet Earth Shallow Seas

9/11 David Attenborough narrates the epic journey of a humpback whale and calf.

First broadcast: 26 Nov 2006

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