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Wednesday 21:00-21:30
Frontiers explores new ideas in science, meeting the researchers who see the world through fresh eyes and challenge existing theories - as well as hearing from their critics. Many such developments create new ethical and moral questions and Frontiers is not afraid to consider these.
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Wednesday 12 November 2003
Blue Whale

We know less about the blue whale then we do about the dinosaurs. And it's the largest creature to have ever lived on the planet.

The colossal squid is the largest living mollusc.  Yet until April this year a complete specimen had never been seen.

Peter Evans talks to the scientists who are studying these giant sea monsters.  

Food and oxygen
He discovers why the largest creatures on the planet live in the ocean - how they are able to sustain their huge size in often food and oxygen poor environments, and why we know so little about them.

Something bigger?
And if scientists are still only estimating the true size of the colossal squid, could there be something even bigger lurking down in the abyss?
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