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Silent assassin

Duration: 01:32

Cone snails might not seem like deadly predators, especially when you consider how easily a fish could outswim them. However, these snails await the cover of darkness to prey on sleeping fish. They appear to release paralysing chemicals before using a venomous barb to finally put the fish out of its misery.

Available since: Wed 4 Jan 2012

Credits

Series Producer
James Brickell
Presenter
Monty Halls
Executive Producer
Neil Nightingale

This clip is from

Great Barrier Reef Nature's Miracle

1/3 Monty Halls examines the complex structure of the Australian coral reef and its wildlife.

First broadcast: 01 Jan 2012

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