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Striped sea hunters

Duration: 02:06

Striped marlin are voracious predators that can grow up to three metres long. Hunting in daylight along the surface waters and down to depths of 100 metres, they search for prey which are often widely dispersed. Occasionally shoals of small fish come together, becoming an easy target for this efficient hunter.

Available since: Wed 26 Jan 2011

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The Blue Planet Open Ocean

3/8 Looking at predatory skills of whales, dolphins, tuna, shark and rapier-nosed billfish.

First broadcast: 26 Sep 2001

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