GIMME A HUG (trailer)

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.) (a documentary by Geert Droppers & Cristina Zenato) Sharks are one of the most important top-predators in our oceans and there is still a lot we don’t understand, or even know, about this fascinating animal. This short documentary shows one of the most mysterious phenomena in the animal world; amazing animals, showing a totally different behaviour then most people would expect. Available with French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek, German, Turkish, Chinese and Dutch subtitles.


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