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Here you will find clips from the IMAX camera and hand-held video cameras, taken by Howard Hall, Michele Hall, and Mark Thurlow.

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Hammerheads Scalloped hammerheads schooling at Cocos Island
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Baitball Swirling "baitball" of fish coralled by sharks and other predators. Over about an hour, the entire ball was eaten, down to the last fish.
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Whitetip Reef Shark Whitetip reef sharks jockeying for position at Cocos Island
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Ray Spotted eagle ray digs for buried prey on the seafloor
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Starfish time-lapse Time-lapse of starfish. In reality, this movement took about 45 minutes.
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Mantis shrimp Mantis shrimp. First seen scuttling to its hole, the shrimp then leaps out and grabs an unwary fish.
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Jellyfish Jellyfish pump their graceful bodies through Cocos waters.
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Ultralight flight Flight over the island in an ultralight aircraft
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Photos: (1-7) Howard and Michele Hall ©1998 NOVA/WGBH Boston/HHP; (8) Mark Thurlow ©1998 NOVA/WGBH Boston/HHP.

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