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River scavengers

Duration: 01:00

An acute sense of smell allows the candiru to navigate the almost total darkness of the river's depths at night. Infra-red footage shows the scavenging candiru and its parasitic relatives homing in on decaying flesh.

Available since: Wed 27 May 2009

Credits

Producer
Huw CORDEY
Narrator
Fergal KEANE
Camera Operator
Robert FULTON
Camera Operator
Charlie HAMILTON-JAMES
Camera Operator
Alastair MACEWEN
Camera Operator
Colin STAFFORD-JOHNSON

This clip is from

Andes to Amazon MIGHTY AMAZON

2/6 2nd of a 6 part series exploring the wildlife & wild places of South America. Looks at the Amazon river and its flooded forests.

First broadcast: 13 Nov 2000

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