Synopsis

This is the story of the most charismatic inhabitant of the most beautiful island of Brazil: the spinner dolphins from Fernando de Noronha. Famous for their amazing acrobatics, in which spinners may raise more than 3 metres above the water and spin up to 7 times around their bodies, the dolphins are true ocean wanderers. They live in tropical open waters around the world, and some may spend years without ever seeing land. But a population of these dolphins, the Noronha Spinners, behave very differently. Almost every day they visit Noronha and gather in an area considered as the most visited bay by dolphins in the world. But why do these oceanic specialists seem to need the sheltered waters of Noronha so much?

This film reveals, in intimate details, the behaviour of the Noronha spinners, showing what these dolphins do in the sheltered island waters and the spectacular acrobatics they perform. The relationship between the dolphins and the island of Noronha, however, is now threatened by anthropogenic changes and by the growth tourism is bringing to the island, and a dedicated group of researchers created a project in the attempt to study the dolphin’s behaviour and work toward the conservation of the Noronha Spinners.

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Category
Documentary - Natural World


Run Time
52 mins HD



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