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Into the Air

Secrets of Bones Episode 3 of 6

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'.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Jan 2017 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterBen Garrod
Series ProducerAaron Paul
Executive ProducerJonny Keeling
ProducerIngrid Kvale
DirectorIngrid Kvale

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Secret of Bones: eBook

Test your skills by exploring five skeletons.

About presenter Ben Garrod

About the presenter

Ben is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

About the graphics

With creative director Neil Harris.