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Wild Britain with Ray Mears
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Series 3 - Episode 1
Isle of Mull
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“I’m a fish out of water here, I’m a forest specialist,” mutters Ray Mears as he potters about on a boat off the Isle of Mull. But he clearly loves the island and the rich habitat that the nutrient rich waters of the Inner Hebrides offer. The phrase “nutrient rich waters” is the kind of thing wildlife programmes toss around without most of us understanding quite what they mean. Ray does us all a favour by explaining: he sieves some sea-water and magnifies the tiny creatures swarming in it, explaining that many will be larval forms of lobsters, barnacles and so on.
He also goes after bigger fish, including a basking shark with its mega-mouth, hoovering through the sea with a permanent yawn. And for bird fans, there’s the UK’s largest bird of prey, the magnificent white-tailed sea eagle.
The survival expert explores the nutrient-rich waters around the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. There, he goes whale watching with local skipper James Fairburns, and comes face to face with the world's second-largest fish. Back on dry land, he observes an otter hunting along the coast, and meets David Sexton - the island's RSPB officer - to examine a white-tailed eagle nesting site.
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