An encounter with a sea dragon
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.”