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Pyrosome to Aronnax.

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Nektons, are you reading me?

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Commander Pyrosome, to what do we owe this pleasure?

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I have a question for Kaiko.

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For me?

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I know it's unprecedented, but you're the most accomplished marine

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-biologist I know.

-Was that flattery?

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I don't flatter, ever.

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The scientific arm of the World Oceans Authority is very

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concerned about some sea life we've been monitoring with trackers.

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Once, I put a tracker on a sea snail for a whole year!

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We know. It moved three metres.

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It was science.

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These dots are the individuals being tracked, but for each individual,

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there can be hundreds in a school.

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They're all grouping together?

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And we have no idea why.

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What sort of fish?

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All kinds - bass, rays, and not just fish.

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Dolphins, turtles, seals.

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They've got nothing in common.

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Maybe they overcame their differences and formed

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a football team.

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At first, we thought they'd all been sucked into a fast,

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warm-water current, but no.

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Sorry, football is silly. Water polo, maybe?

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Ant, be serious.

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OK, so they're running away from something like a Fontaine?

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Ugh. Commander, how can a turtle travel as fast as a dolphin?

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That is the question.

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Hmm.

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Commander Pyrosome, we'll take the case.

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Well, I only wanted advice.

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Sorry, you've got us intrigued. It's too late now, we're in.

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All right!

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My family are explorers, we have been for generations.

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While others look up to the stars, we know there are an infinite number

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of things that shine in the darkness below.

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There are things lurking in the seas that long ago vanished into myth.

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My family are explorers and we explore the deep.

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I'm getting a signal from the WOA trackers now.

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Amazing. I've never seen so many species of fish that close together.

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It's like they're right on top of each other.

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That's weird. Let's ask the other fish expert.

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Please! You're asking Jeffrey?

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Of course! Jeffrey, why would perfectly sensible fish from all

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different species run away from home together?

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Right, mm-hm, uh-huh.

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-Jeffrey has a theory!

-He's a fish.

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Exactly, with unique insights into fish motivation.

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And Jeffrey favours the circus theory.

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They ran away to join the circus?

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Of course! Don't tell me you haven't thought about it?

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The group have slowed down at a commercial tuna farm

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-about five nautical miles ahead.

-Hmm.

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Maybe they're all hungry.

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Oh, silt everywhere.

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What could have churned up the water like this?

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I'm not sure. but our visibility is limited.

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Something else on sonar.

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Slowing engines.

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The signal's gone. No, it's back.

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Huh, that's weird. It just moved.

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Maybe it's all these germ particles messing with the signal.

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Let's not take chances. Coming to port, ten degrees.

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-Hmm, up ahead. What?

-Nets everywhere!

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Look out!

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Hold on!

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Argh! Argh!

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There's more! Full reverse, brace yourselves!

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That can't be a good sound.

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It's the propellers.

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That's it. We're officially dead in the water.

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What could have done this?

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Maybe the tuna who were captured did it?

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The tuna all just ran away to join the migration?

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Yes, a massive tuna jailbreak!

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OK, big pull... Now.

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Come down, Jeffrey, everything's fine.

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Nektons, we have a strange development.

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Another cluster of sea creatures is forming.

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Again, it's all different kinds.

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Another cluster?

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That's interesting.

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-Where?

-Around 20 nautical miles south-east of you.

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Will, you and Fontaine keep following the original group.

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They're moving slower now.

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-You should be able to catch up to them quickly.

-Right.

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-We'll try to get a look at this new group.

-Thank you.

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-You'll be OK?

-We're good to go.

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Wow, these new guys are fast.

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But the Aronnax is faster.

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We should have a visual in about six minutes.

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Wait, our group is diving fast!

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Hold on!

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I don't get this. Some of the creatures in this group can't

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-possibly dive this deep.

-Maybe they have a submarine?

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That's not a serious suggestion.

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Will, your group has stopped descending.

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-They've turned back.

-Roger that, we're monitoring.

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In fact, they're heading straight for us.

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Keep your eyes peeled.

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Sonar's locked on a solid object.

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-What object?

-I don't know. But it's closing fast!

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They're coming straight at you. Turn, Will, now!

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The animals aren't travelling together.

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They were eaten!

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Megalodon!

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Argh!

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Aronnax to Rover, come in!

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Aronnax to Rover!

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Dad, come on, answer!

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Aronnax to Rover, come in!

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Will, Fontaine, we're coming.

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Talk to me! Where are they?!

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Ah, 2.1 nautical miles ahead. Bearing 117, we're closing fast.

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-Rover to Aronnax, can you hear me?

-Dad!

-Will!

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Why weren't you answering?

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We're inside a megalodon holding on to its gills.

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We're slipping!

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Full thrusters!

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Argh!

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Ah!

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-Yes!

-Got it! We're stable for the moment.

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But there's a constant flow of water pressing against us, Mum.

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We can't fight against it!

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We can't force our way out.

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We'll be there in 30 seconds.

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We'll try to hold on.

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If we keep slipping...

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Mum, please hurry!

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Should be getting close to a visual.

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Wow! Incredible!

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So cool!

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It's immense.

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Maybe 40 metres long.

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We're coming up on it now.

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Argh! No! Argh!

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Will, Fontaine, what just happened?

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Whatever that sudden move was, it dislodged us.

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-The megalodon reacted when it saw us.

-Then move away, now!

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It probably sees you as a rival. Don't antagonise it.

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Understood.

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What have you got?

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That thing should have been extinct for 2.6 million years!

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Something practical, Ant.

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Um... Its closest living relative is the great white shark.

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Megalodon was the single biggest predator on the planet.

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We're listening here.

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Was that supposed to cheer us up?

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Related to the great white...

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-Great whites are constantly moving, remember?

-So, what?

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So, the water flow isn't going to stop!

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Which means we can't get out?!

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Unless we can stop the megalodon from moving.

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Listen, these things would never

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expect anything to challenge them head-on.

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I don't think crashing into it is going to stop it from

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swallowing half our family.

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No, we turn off our lights then come at it, head-on, fast.

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And at the last second, we blast it with the lights,

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strobes, everything!

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So, we'd shock it and stop it without hurting it and, hopefully,

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the Rover would be able to get out.

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-Uh-huh.

-It's a big gamble.

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It sounds like the only gamble we have.

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OK. Ant, turn off the lights.

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I'll get us ahead of this creature.

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Coming around.

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We both need to time this perfectly, so be ready, Ant.

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Accelerating...

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I'll wait till the last second.

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Will and Fontaine, when it stops,

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hopefully it'll open its mouth and then gun your engines.

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OK. Fontaine, be ready to let go with the arms.

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I'm ready.

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Get ready, Ant.

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LOUD BEEPING Huh?

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-Proximity alert.

-What?

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There's something else out there.

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Mum, it's another group. It's another megalodon!

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Oh!

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Argh!

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Will, there are two megalodons. Repeat, two of them.

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We heard. I'm not sure if we can hold on for much longer.

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-Don't lose hope.

-I'm trying not to.

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OK, new plan.

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We get a steel cable.

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Super strong. Excellent choice.

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And we loop it around the megalodon.

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Once it's fastened, we reverse the Aronnax and bring the

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shark to a stop.

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Wait, wait, wait! You want to lasso a megalodon?

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It sounds crazy, doesn't it?

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Erm, yeah.

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But it's times like these - I know I'm related. It's brilliant.

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Come on!

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OK, getting a little too intense here.

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We'll need a knight to get that close, to loop it over.

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-You're not going out.

-In the Magknight.

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It's the strongest.

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I'm going along with your plan here but you need a knight.

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-I'll go out.

-Mum, you need to pilot the Aronnax.

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I'm not that skilled and Jeffrey is an amateur at best.

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It's hard to drive a submarine when you don't have opposable thumbs.

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No-one pilots better than you, so it has to be me out there.

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I absolutely hate it.

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Dad and Fontaine need it to happen now.

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What if the other megalodon gets involved?

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It's clearly protecting its mate.

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If it spots me, I'll get out of there.

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SHE SIGHS

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Please stay safe.

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This better work, big guy.

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Will, I'm leaving this channel open.

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You'll need to move fast when we do this.

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Er, I have a giant shark stomach behind us as motivation.

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We'll move faster than we ever have before.

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-Count on it.

-Excellent.

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Then we'll release the cable before the animal gets hurt.

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Ant, let's do this.

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Getting into position now.

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OK, Ant, I'm moving closer.

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Your speed is good. Ready to drop.

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Let's count it down, Ant. We need to time it just right.

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OK, dropping in five, four, three, two, one.

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Uh-oh! He knows I'm here!

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Do we have an even bigger knight?

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Oh!

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-Be ready. Stay alert.

-It's not like I'm relaxing here, Dad.

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Ant, are you all right?

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Am I all right? I'm riding an extinct mega monster.

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This could be the single greatest moment of my life. Woohoo.

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Ant, half of your family is about to be eaten.

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And working on saving you!

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Whoa! Argh!

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-Ant!

-What's happening?

-I'm OK, I'm OK.

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I just have to... OK, this isn't good.

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-Ant!

-What happened?

-Whoa!

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Whoa!

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Things just got a little more complicated.

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-Ant?

-Don't worry, Mum, just get ready to pull.

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I need you looking the other way.

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Come on, come on.

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-Well done.

-Go for it.

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Will and Fontaine, get ready.

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I'm going into full reverse...

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..now!

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Fontaine, release now!

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We're out! Mum, we're...

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-Dad?

-Oh, come on.

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Get out of there! Everyone, back to the Aronnax.

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Oh!

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That pull was too hard. The cable release is jammed.

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We'll need to cut it with our laser.

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Ant, get back to moon pool.

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-What just happened?

-We lost the prop.

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We're only running at 50%.

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I'll get the megalodon off your tail.

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No, Ant!

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We can't keep up with the descent.

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We'll have to log onto the Aronnax magnetically.

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Do it as quickly as you can, Fontaine.

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We've got one shot at this.

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Steady, steady.

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We're out of position. Can you keep us straight?

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I'm trying but it's nearly impossible with one engine down.

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We're out of time. Lock on.

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Attached.

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I can't cut the cable.

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We're too far off target.

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-Ant, can you just...

-I'm kind of busy here, Fontaine.

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I got company. And this company wants to eat me.

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That's it. This company wants to eat me.

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-Yes!

-How is that a thing to be happy about?

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Mum, I need you to go full throttle on the Aronnax.

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And get that cable extra tight.

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What are you planning here, Ant?

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Trust me.

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SHE SIGHS

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Ant, what are you doing?

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Don't stop. It's right on top of you.

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I know. I have a giant set of razor-sharp teeth chasing me, Mum.

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We may as well use them.

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Come on, big guy.

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Don't I look tasty?

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-That's right. Come get me.

-Ant!

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-ALL:

-Whoa!

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-Wow!

-Everyone back inside.

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Let's leave these two alone.

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These pictures were taken INSIDE the megalodon's mouth?

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What can I say? We're thorough.

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We've determined they are a male and a female.

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They were meeting to mate.

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They just needed to eat a lot before that.

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And they really don't care what they eat.

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Whereas I'm very discerning and Jeffrey, huh, is totally picky.

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Unlike great whites, these creatures work together.

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They may even partner for life.

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But they're supposed to be extinct.

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It's not the first time humanity thought a creature was extinct

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-when it wasn't.

-True, but why haven't we found megalodons

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-before this?

-Technology improves all the time.

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And maybe they usually stay in secluded areas.

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Very secluded.

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The tracker signals have vanished completely.

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That's good. They must have returned to somewhere very deep.

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But what can we do if they ever come back?

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Do you really want to think about that?

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Aronnax out.

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Hm, what can we do? Personally, I never want to have to use myself

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as a giant shark lure again.

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They've lived here untouched and untroubled for millions of years.

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All we can do is be ready if we encounter them again

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and stay out of their way. The sea is their home.

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We should respect the biggest predators in the ocean.

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Who knows what they could be protecting us from.

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The Rover is swallowed by a huge, supposedly extinct prehistoric shark - a megalodon! Will and Fontaine manage to cling to its gills just inside its mouth. Kaiko and Ant frantically try to free them - they can't hold on forever.


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