Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath – Human Planet: Oceans, preview – BBC One

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Not only is this Indonesian hunter holding his breath for two and a half minutes (apparently he can hold his breath for five minutes at a time), he’s defying what we think humans are supposed to be able to do underwater. He’s working against serious water pressure, walking on the sea floor, 20 meters (just over 65 feet) below the surface. Walking and prowling for prey. If I was talking about a shark, this might be that impressive. But he’s just a dude. A dude who trained his body to become super-mammalian, and making those of us who hold our noses in the pool and get our food delivered look like the biggest disappointments in human anthropological history. You win this round, Indonesian hunter!

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