In 6000 BC, waves taller than the Statue of Liberty ravaged the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, devastating ancient villages and killing untold numbers. Watch as a team of scientists piece together evidence of this mega storm and reveal the face of this ancient tsunami. A 3D computer animation recreates the massive waves that may have changed the course of history.
Covering almost 15 percent of the Earth's surface, the Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's major oceans. Discover some of the world's most pristine marine habitats and the pressures that are changing them.
Richard Hammond reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of unlikely human inventions at the very frontiers of science. Unfortunately for Hammond, that journey will involve diving to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, driving a car pursued by geese, and leaping 500 metres off a South African cliff. In this first episode, he discovers how the Cape vulture has inspired a flying submarine; how a giraffe's neck can stop a jet pilot losing consciousness; how a woodpecker's skull can safely protect a light bulb dropped from space; and how a South American butterfly holds the secret to making any mobile phone waterproof.