Islands of Wonder

The Sea Nomads of Borneo

Clip: Episode 2 | 1m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

On Borneo’s coast, the Bajau Laut spend much of their day hunting underwater. A tradition carried on from generations past, their bodies have adapted to these long days of diving. Their spleens are 50% larger than average, thought to provide their blood with more oxygen, and they can hold their breath underwater for over three minutes – longer than almost any other human.

Aired: 09/23/20

Rating: TV-G

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