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Sensing the World

Episode 4 of 6

Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them, from wolves and sheep to the great grey owl.

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 sides 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.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Apr 2019 19:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:07

    Mark Ronson

    L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever) (feat. Kasabian)

  • 00:07

    Mark Ronson

    Diversion

  • 00:09

    alt-J

    Something Good

  • 00:14

    The xx

    Night Time

  • 00:17

    Paul Weller

    Have You Made Up Your Mind

  • 00:18

    The xx

    VCR

  • 00:19

    alt-J

    Ms

  • 00:24

    alt-J

    Matilda

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Ben Garrod
Series Producer Aaron Paul
Executive Producer Jonny Keeling
Producer Sue Doody
Director Sue Doody
Producer Gillian Taylor
Director Gillian Taylor

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Free interactive ebook: Can you guess an animal from its bones?

Free interactive ebook: Can you guess an animal from its bones?

Test your skills by exploring five skeletons.

About presenter Ben Garrod

About presenter Ben Garrod

Ben is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

With creative director Neil Harris.