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Dolphins of Shark Bay



  • 2010
  • 1 hour
  • BBC/AP

In a revelatory new insight into the lives of wild dolphins, biologist Janet Mann follows six remarkable months in the life of the ‘Beachies’ clan: a family of six dolphins led by mother to be, ‘Puck’. Using the latest miniature camera to eavesdrop on the ‘Beachies’ underwater lives, the story follows the life and times of Puck and her newborn calf, ‘Samu’ who live in the shark-infested waters of Western Australia’s, Shark Bay. With over 50% of newborns taken by sharks, Puck faces the ultimate challenge of motherhood as she battles to keep Samu safe and teach him the skills to survive.

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Publicity

"An amazing hour of stunning photography and entertaining education. The Dolphins of Shark Bay has been one of the best marine wildlife films I’ve seen for quite some time." - Kevin Heath, Wildlife News
"The film is looking and sounding superb. It really is a very beautiful film... You've done a great job and [I] hope you are proud of it" - Steve Greenwood, BBC NHU
“Extraordinary scenes of the early days of a newborn dolphin's life have been caught on camera for the first time” - Daily Mail
"...it features a perfect cast of ferocious predators and vulnerable prey" - Sunday Times
"This captivating film follows baby bottlenose dolphin Samu" - The Daily Telegraph

Credits

  • Narrator:
    Rupert Penry-Jones
  • Photography:
    Ben Cunningham and Leighton de Barros
  • Music:
    Al Lethbridge
  • Editors:
    Mike Crozier, Richard Wilkinson and Mark Woodward
  • Producer/Director:
    Nick Stringer
  • Executive Producer:
    Sarah Cunliffe

Awards

  • Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival:
    Finalist, Best TV Programme