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Natural World: A Turtle's Guide to the Pacific
Tonight 8pm on BBC 2
This beautiful programme follows a loggerhead turtle as she journeys across the Pacific. On the way she meets dolphins and whales, sharks and giant squids, typhoons and fishermen. She swims over deep canyons, and uses underwater mountain tops like motorway service stations. Blue whales thunder by like juggernauts, and sharks dance a beautiful midnight ballet around her. Pacific means peaceful, but it is clearly not. One minute she is underfire from marlin, the next swimming over a coral reef, with crocodiles as well as sharks. This is a unique and wonderful adventure, and has many surprises, not least the ending.
Produced & Edited by Mark Fletcher
Series Editor Tim Martin