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The Wonder of Animals – Dolphins

The Wonder of Animals - Dolphins: Chris Packham explores the success of the most widespread of marine mammals, the dolphin. Contrary to their amiable reputation, they are in fact ruthless predators. They hunt using a combination of specialised anatomy and complex communication, requiring a big brain.     Chris explains the inner workings of dolphin echolocation, reveals how a pod uses body movements to communicate the location of food and explores the strategies used by orcas during a hunt. Series…

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Read more about the article Ocean Giants episode 3 – Voices of the Sea
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Ocean Giants episode 3 – Voices of the Sea

Ocean Giants episode 3 - Voices of the Sea: Whales and dolphins are nature's supreme vocalists, with a repertoire to put an opera singer to shame. The mighty sperm whale produces deafening clicks in its blowhole which it uses to locate giant squid two miles down in the ocean abyss, while migrating narwhals use similar sounds to pinpoint vital breathing holes in Arctic ice floes.     The pink boto dolphin creates bat-like ultrasonic clicks to 'see with sound' and…

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Read more about the article Ocean Giants episode 2 – Deep Thinkers
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Ocean Giants episode 2 – Deep Thinkers

Ocean Giants episode 2 - Deep Thinkers: Humans have long wondered if the universe may harbour other intelligent life forms. But perhaps we need look no further than our oceans?     Whales and dolphins, like humans, have large brains, are quick to learn new behaviours and use a wide range of sounds to communicate with others in their society. But how close are their minds to ours? In the Bahamas, Professor Denise Herzing believes she is very close to…

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