Last Watched

"Basilosaurus"  Sort by

Chased by Sea Monsters 3of3

   2003    Nature
The Basilosaurus, the first of the large whale species, is not a harmless plankton eater but a fearsome high speed hunter. And most frightening of all is the Megalodon, a gargantuan ancestor of the great white that makes its modern day relative look like a tuna.
Series: Chased by Sea Monsters

Whale Killer

       Science
Moving on to the Late Eocene period 36 million years ago and mammals have prospered and are now the largest creatures on land and sea. This is an era of animals like andrewsarchus, the biggest mammal carnivore ever to walk on land, and the brontotheres, small-brained herbivores. It is in the sea, however, that the most monstrous mammals of all can be found. We follow the fate of a female basilosaurus, a huge serpent-like early whale, but nothing like the gentle filter feeding whales of the 21st century. Four times the length of the great white shark, with jaws to match, she is every inch a killer.
Series: Walking with Prehistoric Beast
The Secrets of Quantum Physics
The Secrets of Quantum Physics

   2014    Science
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric America

   2003    Nature
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History
D-Day
D-Day

   2013    History
The Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht

   2007    History
Triumph of Life
Triumph of Life

   2006    Nature
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
Tales by Light Season 2
Tales by Light Season 2

   2017    Nature