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Next Blue Planet II episode includes incredible moment clownfish family work together to build a home from a coconut shell

SPONGEBOB Squarepants might live in a pineapple under the sea but this family of clownfish have created their very own coconut home. A sneak-peak of the next Blue Planet II episode reveals how the clever fish work in perfect unison to flip and roll a would-be seafloor house that’s three times their height. In the […]

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SPONGEBOB Squarepants might live in a pineapple under the sea but this family of clownfish have created their very own coconut home.

A sneak-peak of the next Blue Planet II episode reveals how the clever fish work in perfect unison to flip and roll a would-be seafloor house that’s three times their height.

Clownfish work together to bring a coconut shell home for a female to lay her eggs
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In the clip, a male clownfish spots a coconut shell resting on the ocean floor, several feet from his anemone home.

Giving it a nudge, he tries to grip on to the shell’s fibres with his mouth, to no avail.

Spotting his struggles, the fishes’ female mate joins in along with their young to help roll it back to their sea-bed plot.

The male adjusts the anemone tentacles and tucks in the coconut shell, allowing a safe nursery for the female to lay her eggs.

The clownfish roll the shell home by nudging it with their heads
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It’s just one of the incredible moments captured by cameramen who have painstakingly travelled the oceans to capture animals in their natural habitat.

The show has become the most watched TV show of 2017 so far.

Even the smallest members of the family come to help out
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It’s no surprise, as it captures some of the most beautiful – and terrifying – aspects of the natural world.

Last week, Blue Planet II viewers were left terrified by “horror movie” scenes.

The fish finally roll the coconut home, where it is nestled under an anemone to become a nursery for the female’s babies

Many of those who tuned into episode two, The Deep, took to Twitter in panic over its inclusion of a fish with a transparent head and a cannibal giant squid.

Fanged fish, a blood-dripping feeding frenzy and an eel contorting itself in pain after being poisoned by a lake shocked viewers.

Those watching wouldn’t have been half as fearful as the people tasked with filming the show, however.


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Producers recently told how they feared for their lives when attacked by seven 20 foot sharks during filming.

For those ready for another piece of the action, the next episode will air on BBC One on Sunday at 8pm.


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Blue Planet II fans slam BBC’s ‘ridiculous’ choice of exaggerated sound effects

THE BBC has been ridiculed for adding exaggerated sound effects on Blue Planet II. Fans blown away by the nature show’s visuals called the underwater noises “ridiculous”. They included a clam whacked against coral by a tuskfish, and a transgenger kobudai fish roaring as it fought. A loud munch was also heard as a sea […]

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THE BBC has been ridiculed for adding exaggerated sound effects on Blue Planet II.

Fans blown away by the nature show’s visuals called the underwater noises “ridiculous”.

Giant trevally eats bird noisily on BBC1 show Blue Planet II
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Bird pictured stamping its foot on sand on Blue Planet II

They included a clam whacked against coral by a tuskfish, and a transgenger kobudai fish roaring as it fought.

A loud munch was also heard as a sea urchin bit into kelp, while others whooshed and squelched.

Some 10.6million tuned in on Sunday night for the return of the BBC1 show narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Song Mason wrote online: “Loving Blue Planet but the sound design is ridiculous. Fish do not roar like lions.”

Viewers ridiculed the sounds of crashing as giant trevally eats a bird
Although the visuals were praised, the swishing noise as sea cucumber eats was not
Blue Planet II viewers heard thudding as walrus hit tusks against each other

John George Marks added: “Only downside to the amazing Blue Planet is those awful sound effects! Urgh! Please stop with these 1980s effects!”

Bill Pound said: “Why do we have to suffer the ubiquitous music and sound effects? No need. Nature doesn’t.”

Matthew Hosier asked: “With so much attention to visual accuracy why spoil it?”

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Tuskfish hits clam into coral on Blue Planet II
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Noise of flapjack octopus is added on later
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Walking sea creatures making watery noises on Blue Planet II
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Blue Planet II viewers were stunned to see such rare sights and sounds on show
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Sir David Attenborough narrates Blue Planet II
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However, the show’s executive producer James Honeyborne insisted they were vital.

He said: “They help convey the experience of ‘being there’ that is important for an immersive TV experience.”

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