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Coastal Animals

Chris Packham presents the series that examines Britain from an animal's point of view. Chris looks at the grey seal and the Manx shearwater.

Chris Packham presents the series that examines Britain from an animal's point of view. Each week he encounters an elite group of five animals each of which senses the world in a very different way. By understanding their needs, problems and histories on these islands, Chris reveals what they make of modern Britain - and its humans.

This time Chris looks at coastal animals. Chris investigates why the waters and coastlines of the UK are the most popular places in the world for two of our coastal species: the grey seal and the Manx shearwater. He also makes a stand for an animal that he considers much misunderstood - the British gull. And he meets two animals which have truly extraordinary ways of sensing Britain's coastal environments - the shore crab which finds its way around by smelling through its feet, and the bottlenose dolphin which can identify a fish at 200 paces in the pitch black, using echolocation.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Sep 2019 09:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Series Producer Paul Bradshaw
Producer Adam White

Broadcasts

  • Thu 12 May 2011 20:00
  • Sat 25 Jun 2011 02:45
  • Mon 3 Oct 2016 15:30
  • Sat 6 Oct 2018 10:00
  • Sat 14 Sep 2019 09:00