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Hungry hermits

Duration: 01:22

A specialised type of land hermit crab lives on the Lakshadweep Islands in India. The land hermits scavenge for dead fish on the tide line, often having to fight for a good meal. They'll scavenge anything from coconuts to fish. Despite being so adapted to land, they still have to return to the sea to breed.

Available since: Tue 28 Jul 2009

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Land of the Tiger UNKNOWN SEAS

3/6 The waters of the Indian Ocean teem with life, from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal.

First broadcast: 01 Dec 1997

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