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In 1986 Californian Dean Bernal settled in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where he came across a wild bottlenose dolphin known to locals as JoJo. JoJo found the perfect swim mate in swimmer and free diver, Dean. They formed an incredible bond, even saving each other from shark attacks. But with the island’s popularity growing, JoJo was in constant danger from motorboats and tourists. Dean campaigned tirelessly to protect JoJo helping in JoJo being declared a National Treasure. Today Dean campaigns for marine mammals worldwide, but now he’s back for the first time in a year to see his old friend.
"My Dolphin and Me" is part of a 3 x 60' series called "Raised Human" which tells the extraordinary stories of 3 animals that formed a surprising attachment with humans. These astonishing relationships that cross the species divide allow privileged insight into the life of creatures that share our world. Other episodes in the series are "My Lion and Me" and "My Chimp and Me".
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- Episode Title : My Dolphin and Me
- Format : 1 x 60'
- Production company : Blink Films
- Year of production : 2015
- Commissioning channels : Sky One and Animal Planet USA
- Availability : 01/01/2016