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The Wild Episode

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Nov 16, 2023

Northern Gannets are famous for one thing above all else: plunge diving after fish. So, an episode that's a bit of a deep dive into ... diving! How high, how deep, how dangerous, and how individually distinctive is a gannet's dive?

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of: Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, Path to the Hidden Gate, Midnight in the Monastery and Elegy for a Family by Justin Allan Arnold. CC BY 4.0

Gannet colony recording by dobroide , CC BY 4.0.