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i'll be back with more news for you more details in less than half an hour from now in the meantime r.-t. visits a remote set of russian islands where a population of just seven people live cheek by jowl with two hundred bears a documentary that shantaram in this braving the storm is next. rushes for east the northeast york is sailing to the most remote part of the sea of a whole school. if you know from boeing three of them were intrigued by the remote places world which was where. the nike yachts leaves behind busy sea lanes to set sail for the most uninhabited stretch of water. for yachtsmen in this part of the journey is very dangerous there for me and also. the monkeys captain is accompanied by six tourists. the aim is to reach the shan top islands and far in the all chappelli goes the biggest cull of the of seals isn't it lonely out here where the
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only one failing. to travel is on board hope to get to the islands by the off to noon of the following day but a few hours later the weather turns for the worse. great clouds in a cold piercing wind portend a storm more than two hundred kilometers of left to reach the shanta arlen's there's no way to floyd from the weather if the vessel is cool top in a bad storm anything could happen it could capsize who waves might toss it on to a sandbank if it's close to the shore. road of course this is a dangerous area or else men are greater risk a year or more for anyone trying to get through this two hundred kilometer stretch will have to cover it in one go the newborn or floor of course if you haven't gone
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too far away from the shore that you can turn around and go back. in any case it depends on where the bad weather gets you it's up to the captain to make a decision. the yacht has a month's supply of fresh water and fuel on board however every. trip across the sea of a cult is full of danger ships crush it every year in two thousand and four year old cold disappeared near the shores of the shanty arlen's with three crewmembers on board before it's always unpredictable here if you're not prepared things could turn to the worst if you. will. is fifty five years old and he is a professional sailing teacher he first visited the shanta owens when he was very young building a yacht was his hobby now he uses it to take tourists to the shanty limbs.
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makes a stopover in to call of named in honor of the famed soviets pilot on the island is russia's only center that specializes in capturing white whales the travelers decide to wait here until the storm has passed. everybody there is there you go it's great that you arrived safe if you must but it's akala welcome to chicago love and if you love the thought that the next a fuel captain is an incredibly brave man though if he were a. nickel. the head of the facility first came to this island with his parents when he was a young boy after completing his military service he returned here and spent many years working as a fisherman now he is in charge of a team catching white whales so for scientific purposes of there's a sense of dolphinariums in russia and the brute. they spend most of the time underwater they can hold their breath for twenty minutes they just go underwater
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and stay there until you lose track of them before the number of males and females we catch depends on the customer we don't take big ones because that capacity for adapting to new environments is not good. at present there are some twenty white whales in the facility they take about a month to be tamed during that time they are expected to get accustomed to the trainers and allow people to hand feed them each instructor trains a small group he feeds the mammals and observes that behavior if a white whale refuses to eat for a long time it is released back into the sea. which to me is the most difficult process but once the animals undergo we had a taste in a new place training is easy each animal has a distinct character some are bold others are timid each one requires an individual
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approach but. since the white whales have not yet become accustomed to few mins they are very apprehensive of them they don't show up on the surface but eventually one of them agrees to be fed fish from a human hand. but. you hold it by the gills and be quiet for a moment it should come up to you to fix it if it is a mile it will instantly pop up on whether something's coming yeah that's him down there. and you thinking wow look at that. don't they look great thank you so much and they still hungry i'm speechless they wonderful. even become stronger the travelers decide to hurry on and reach the shores of the
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shanty looms before the storm hits back you know to the last few genevieve feel that you know if this is how the c. of a cause greets everyone. always you know the way you. people in the sailing. with the with the strong winds whip up waves up to three meters hoyt the yacht could capsize at any moment to see if a halt is the cool to see in the far east if someone falls overboard they could well die of exposure. with one hundred kilometers to cross until the sham toilets there's not a single bait hoit from the store. as luck would have it the nokia has not yet moved far away from their previous stop on the. call of. the seafarers spend several days in the tiny fishing village on
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a small spit of land. stuff only we have been waiting for the storm to subside for almost three days since the thirty meters a second wind almost knocks you off your feet local fishermen have given a shelter and there's an elderly aunt isn't buying into nearby vessels or about the situation is better than being on the high seas right now it's. the fierce storm is a remnant of a powerful typhoon that originated in china thousands of kilometers away even if the weather gets better it will take the fois seas several days to calm down complete faith. this is the second day we've been sitting around waiting for the sun to shine before the bombings broken down today was a first catch of bullhead fish food is running out. if this is exactly their magic
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journey were after when we set out. five days later when the weather improves the seafarers decide to resume that journey. says long cool scabs. this still more than two hundred kilometers to the shan tara looms the captain is charles to the coolest fall from the coast any closer would risk the old running aground the crew keeps on track with the help of the g.p.s. navigator and america's compass. it isn't so bad now given that if the waves are just one meter high above the time to head for the shantanu islands. we have resolved to move on because of stable atmospheric
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pressure in the last twenty four hours we are fine full to the shore for the shelter it has given us now we are an open sea and of course it will give them. a curious port of killer whales is attracted to the small boat this part of the sea of a cause is rich with simon in the summer they spawn in the rivers of the shutoff islands providing plenty of food for the killer whales. but you know the law it's the size of all boat. it's underneath oh look it's coming up our real. killer whales the most colorful as belonging to the dolphin family they come to new groups that have an intricate social structure when chasing sizable prey they can
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swim as fast as fifty five kilometers an hour they're not afraid of people they rarely attack some. of us jerry goes down it goes. it's a mail soon car. that's so cool. molly shannon toyland greets sailors with its rocky shores the shanta islands were discovered by russian explorers in the middle of the seventeenth century in the language of the indigenous nif people shantelle means island. the participants in the expedition decide to cut the route short to get to that destination as soon as possible they head towards the opacity straight during high
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tide the water around the shantelle islands rises by several metres low tide rushes a gigantic mess of water back to the sea of a halt the currents in the straits between the islands a stronger than anywhere in the world the slow moving yachts runs the risk of being thrown back to shore because of the powerful currents underneath the counter flows create a swirling vortex as a result the boat looks as though it's sitting on boiling water. but there are massive currents here and storms give rise to big chaotic always making it difficult for small vessels to seal the sailing here is a dangerous side from that there are rocks in the middle of the strait if you ignore them you're in for a good deal of trouble for you for the first call. centuries ago the shanta harlan's were part of the mainland but later the advancing sea separated them from
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it the archipelago occupies an area some two and a whole thousand square kilometers roughly the same size as luxembourg anyone wishing to see the many natural wonders will take several months to see them. culture is that so much i'm afraid we're going to make it a lot of people a fair enough but look this is the world populated as the world reaches still another population benchmark the debate continues as to whether the planning. commission free cretaceous and free transport charges free coming from and free risk free. to tide free.
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driftwood that washed ashore and the shoreline is too narrow to set up the tents the. oldies frequent storms drive driftwood from the shore the driftwood ends up here go through for dinner if that has been a long journey about. this place is not suitable for stopover. sorts of things. the captain decides to journey on woods even though the sun is setting he wants to get to a separate bay by the bolshoi. for an overnight stay the the waves no wind can reach it. the toy changes twice a day around the show. the difference in water level can be as much as eight metres
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during the noise the water receded and the year old ended up stuck on a sandbank the captain seizes the opportunity to check his yacht for any damage. well while the captain most asleep on the job the tide turned around and left is here with the fifty's now that had so much ground we can't possibly get it to budge and we'll have to wait twenty five hours before the next high tide and then we'll continue our journey and. the only ones are inhabited by a great many animals but the beds pose the biggest threat to humans that's why we expect asians coming here to make a point of camping out in the open territory that can be easily monitored. twenty five twenty five project or three six hundred eighty. the weather
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station is the only place on the shantel islands where people live all year round it's situated in the middle of bolshoi. the station's message of vladimir boyd monitors the weather report stated to the mainland morse code is the most reliable way of transmitting information over long distances. the best to you. the weather conditions on the shanta islands are quite challenging summer is short and in the winter the island's a cut off from the rest of the world by severe storms. when far away from civilization your self preservation instantly kicks in if. you have to tread carefully to avoid slipping or sprain your ankle. or using an eye for an axe you need to be careful you must always remember that this place is far removed from
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civilization if there is an emergency help won't be coming for quite some time. foodstuffs and fuel delivered to the weather station twice a year locals take good care of themselves they grow vegetables on a small plot of land and they also bake bread people here can only prepare a few items at a time in a pre-heater of a three tins of baked for forty minutes. when you are. captain is always welcome here. he brings food and news from the mainland the meeting is celebrated with a traditional tea party and the guest is treated to a local delight of bread with cloud very. red caviar. this delicacy is considered an every day food here on the islands which are rich
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with salmon. anatoly devon to you is the island's oldest resident he has many stories about severe storms and unexpected meetings with baz. coming here in one thousand nine hundred he was the weather station chief for several years when he quit the job he decided to stay here for good. since then he's been making a living by hunting and fishing he has been to nearly every remote part of the. close to the weather station of the remains of a steam engine it was brought here by whalers in the early nineteenth century. and they were whalers from north america where this is where large amounts of fat were rendered. grindr was used to mincemeat. there were lots of whales you know
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where there was no electricity. old machines the powers of prevention the meat grinders world driven by bel air two belts were used. if not even. on a totally dover juke is sixty two years old when he said for the forest he always takes his trusty rifle with him to ward off any bad as. if you carry a rifle with you you won't come across anybody for months with them but the moment you don't a bear is bound to appear that's why you need this is all or no with cuba aboard. the bears on shantel island or a big threat they tend to come up to i'm a told these food supplies rather than the hunter himself. and i mean a bear in my case it was yards of about on the line i had made sure she couldn't
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get inside the store house about really so she sent her cub there let me run the cubs through out what i could find in the store house and when the two men outside had a big feast. as a phantom of the shanteau islands there were a total of two hundred living here the trails nearly always leads to the miles of small rivers where fish. it is that an encounter with a bear is most likely shantel bez or inquisitive but not aggressive. yeah he's the boss and he's behaving like one. room but i mean does the apes amount as if he were working on flat ground which he looks like a clumsy animal but he would catch up with you in no time. even if you a scared out of your wits you'd still not be as fast as he came into i mean. there is no trace of him any more. no the bet has retreated to the the forest.
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the year old to allow the travelers to go ashore and cook dinner. just to my mom who has some fish leave it for and just how do they like it right oh boy let's could be spider him you can do thank you jake sweet fish. a small river flows into the sea of a halt the storm has turned into a lake by blocking it with a mass of riverside pebbles a large school of salmon approaches the shore as the fish try to head off a sporting but it is impossible to catch any during the spawning season salmon stop eating and ignore the bait the travelers only happy to finally land some freshwater fish. best seem to be only too willing to get course i can't help but get on the lawn. their families she she had them when i did. there are dozens
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of fresh water and salt water fish to be found in the shop. among the hunchback simon flatfish and trout. in the morning do you know i keep its roots made destination to cheap oil and. put it put it. we are approaching to teach it island it's in a northeastern strait going up and up we can't see anything because of the fog or so we have to rely on navigational aids if we are lucky enough we might see a colony of seals you know. with the help of the g.p.s. the york makes its way through thick fog and drops bank up by the island. don't come on the waiting for the signal. to.
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go off like say i'm going to say when i go ahead sir. all in this home to numerous rookeries here seagulls cormorants and other birds make the nests. but the most interesting attraction of the island is the vast colony of seals the travellers a lucky to take a picture of them. when the animals sunbathing on the beach they are reluctant to go on the water during low tide this is the best trying to get close to them. but i desisted on this coat when we were still on board we noticed some biting seals we were going see trying to touch them. several species of sea mammal inhabit the shantelle islands the ring seal is one of the most common they feed on mollusks and ground fish for
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a long time seals were the target of hunters but now the practice is bad and. the seals do notice the people most of the rushing to the water but they don't head out too far hundreds of inquisitive always pop up all over the place the animals are puzzled rather than scared humans are a very rare sight here. ah. seals can be very aggressive they can even bite that's why the tourists treat these creatures with cat. just look at this little tail and flee. all natural seals move slowly but they are excellent swimmers they can dive down to a depth of five hundred meters and so to food.
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the nikkei has covered almost seven hundred kilometers it's still just a couple one third of that distance again to come full circle but then the return journey always seems easy. a very warm welcome to you this is your news today protesters on holds true today i . leave the sentence
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