Survivors: Indestructible Creatures

May 2015
49:25

S1 Ep3 - Frozen In Time

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Frozen in Time - Professor Richard Fortey travels across the globe to find the survivors of mass extinction events. In the final episode, Richard looks at the Ice Age. 2.8 million years ago the world began to cool. Within a few thousand years much of the planet was shrouded in a dense cloak of ice that would come and go until only 10,000 years ago. We call this age of ice - the Pleistocene Age - and it transformed the hierarchy of nature. This is the story of how a few specialist species that e...
49:24

S1 Ep2 - Fugitive From The Fire

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Fugitive from the Fire - Professor Richard Fortey travels across the globe to find the survivors of mass extinction events. In this episode, Richard focuses on the 'KT boundary'. 65 million years ago, a 10 kilometre diameter asteroid collided with the Earth and saw the end of the long reign of the dinosaurs. He investigates the lucky breaks and evolutionary adaptations that allowed some species to survive the disastrous end of the Cretaceous Age when these giants did not. (From the UK) (Documen...
April 2015
49:38

S1 Ep1 - The Great Dying

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The Great Dying - Since the emergence of life on our planet more than 3 billion years ago, it has faced a series of devastating catastrophes. Yet somehow, a few special species managed to make it through. How? Professor Richard Fortey travels across the globe to investigate the survivors of history's three biggest mass extinctions and find out what it takes to become a long term survivor. In this episode, Richard focuses on a series of cataclysmic events which saw 90 per cent of species perish ...
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