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Weird Wonders

Professor Richard Fortey journeys high in the Rocky Mountains to explore a 520 million-year-old fossilised seabed containing bizarre and experimental life forms that have revolutionised our understanding about the beginnings of complex life. Among the amazing finds he uncovers are marine creatures with five eyes and a proboscis, filter-feeders shaped like tulips, worm-like scavengers covered in spikes but with no identifiable head or anus, and a metre-long predator resembling a giant shrimp.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 20 Aug 2017 02:30


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Fortey
Series ProducerShaun Trevisick
Executive ProducerBill Locke
Executive ProducerPeter Lovering
DirectorSebastian Duthy

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