Australia - In Shark Bay
Shark Bay is the westernmost tip of Australia. In the huge bay, with its shallow, turquoise water, it is teeming with sharks, rays, giant turtles and manatees. In 1991, because of its biodiversity, Shark Bay was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Aborigine Darren Capeswell knows everything there is to know about the sea and the animals that inhabit it. He still masters the technique of catching fish with a spear. He catches giant turtles with his bare hands. As a native, he is even allowed to eat the otherwise protected animals. But only according to the rules of the aborigines: never take more than you need. And eat everything the animals have to offer.
Every morning, on the beach of Monkey Mia, a school of dolphins ap-pear for breakfast. 50 years ago, a fisherman threw a few fish to a cu-rious dolphin, which has now become a ritual. But dolphin expert Shannon Vasyli can never be certain whether the animals will actually arrive, as they often skip breakfast and omit a day every now and again.
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