An Animatronic Spy Turtle Captures the Attention of a Curious Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins

BBC One Dolphins Spy Turtle

In a clip from the 2014 BBC One program Dolphins – Spy in the Pod, actor David Tennant narrated a fascinating clip in which an animatronic turtle captured the attention of a curious pod of bottlenose dolphins who graciously allowed the robotic terrapin to swim alongside. The American version of the same name premiered on PBS May 3rd, 2017.

Spy Turtle can film above and below the water to capture a unique perspective on the dolphins’ lives.

Lori Dorn
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