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Specialized Birds of Prey

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Specialized Birds of Prey

Short | 01:46

With protective eyelids, webbed feet, and front-set eyes, gannets are well equipped for high-speed fishing.

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They live on identical shorelines along the South African Coast. They feed off the same sardine run. Yet the seemingly parallel worlds of two Cape Gannet colonies are anything but. On the East Coast, the birds enjoy a bumper crop season, while in the west, commercial fishing decimates the run of sardines, turning an island of starving animals into a sinister free-for-all. Witness one colony's famine and one's feast, highlighted by the gannet's thrilling hunting style, diving into oceans at breakneck speeds, turning its blue seas white.

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