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Sensing the World

Secrets of Bones Episode 4 of 6

Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them. He reveals why predators like the wolf have eyes at the front of their skull whereas prey animals such as sheep usually have eye sockets on the side of their heads. He finds out how the skull of the great grey owl has helped it develop such extraordinary hearing and uncovers the secret behind one bizarre creature's uniquely flexible nose.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 May 2015 02:00


Role Contributor
PresenterBen Garrod
Series ProducerAaron Paul
Executive ProducerJonny Keeling
ProducerSue Doody
DirectorSue Doody
ProducerGillian Taylor
DirectorGillian Taylor

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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