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Arctic to Antarctic

Duration: 03:07

David Attenborough visits an Arctic tern colony in Spitzbergen. Parent birds can fish 24 hours a day because of the midnight sun in the Arctic summer. The terns migrate 12,000 miles from the Arctic to Antarctic and thus experience two summers a year. They return to exactly the same nest sites every year.

Available since: Fri 21 Oct 2011

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The Trials of Life Finding the Way

5/12 David Attenborough looks at how creatures find their way around the earth.

First broadcast: 31 Oct 1990

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