An en­counter with a sea dragon

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DAVID At­ten­bor­ough (pic) is stick­ing his nose into the past again as he prowls the site of the new dis­cov­ery of a fish-lizard – an ichthyosaur – that lived dur­ing the time of the di­nosaurs in Na­ture: At­ten­bor­ough And The Sea Dragon.

“I was ed­u­cated as a palaeon­tol­o­gist to some de­gree,” says At­ten­bor­ough, who has led au­di­ences through na­ture’s many mir­a­cles.

“So I am aware of what the ex­cite­ment is when you cer­tainly hit a boul­der, and it falls apart, and there is a mar­vel­lous skele­ton or a mar­vel­lous shell or a bone that no­body has ever seen be­fore you did, and prob­a­bly had not seen day­light for 100 mil­lion years.

“If that’s not a thrill, I don’t know what thrills are. And if you fail to feel it, well, I can’t imag­ine what you are.”

Photo: AP

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