Monday, 25 January 2016


Just a few weeks ago the American Natural History Museum in New York unveiled its most recent exhibit: the complete skeleton of a titanosaur. At an incredible 37 metres in length, it was longer than the blue whale, making it the largest creature to have walked the Earth. On Sunday the BBC aired an hour long documentary, presented by Sir David Attenborough, which looks in great detail at not just its discovery but also what we have learnt from the bones about what the animal was like in life and about titanosaurs in general. Filled with stunning shots of the Patagonian landscape and its fossils, it is remarkably informative and well worth watching. A link to the programme on BBC iPlayer can be found at the bottom of this post.

Unfortunately, due to licensing laws, BBC iPlayer can only be accessed in the UK. If you are viewing this post from the UK, lucky you! If not (I know I get a lot of views from the States), I would recommend using a UK proxy. Hopefully you should be able to access the link from there. Failing that, I am sure that the documentary will become more widely available on the internet in a few weeks time. Enjoy!