Into the Air

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Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air. He discovers why the humble pigeon is such an exceptional flier, uncovers bony secrets as to how the albatross makes mammoth migrations and finds out why some birds have dense bones. Finally, he reveals which surprising flier is his 'ultimate'.

Credits

Presenter
Ben Garrod
Series Producer
Aaron Paul
Executive Producer
Jonny Keeling
Producer
Ingrid Kvale
Director
Ingrid Kvale

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About the presenter

Secrets of Bones: Presenter Ben Garrod

Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics

Secrets of Bones: Graphics

Creative director Neil Harris helped show the skeleton from the inside out

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