Bait ball attack | The Blue Planet

Swimming at speed, a school of anchoveta near the surface detect the vibrations of approaching predators. They close into a tight ball as a form of defence but will it be enough to ward off the approaching predators?

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'40''
  • Broadcast year: 2017
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Ecology | Ecosystems, extinction and gene pools | Predator and prey populations

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Blue Planet
  • Episode: Open Ocean