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Shark, Stick, Crake : Updates and Supplementals

Revisiting the subjects of the first three Wild Episodes!

Just how common is the huge, ridiculously long-lived Greenland Shark (Episode One)? New research has the beginnings of an answer.

The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (Episode Two) can’t go home until someone gets rid of the rats that invaded it. Those rats are still there, but elsewhere there’s big, big news in the world of rat eradication from islands …

And finally, just how badly did I mislead you in the corn crake episode (Episode Three)? Not too badly, but it turns out the truth about Scotland’s corn crakes is not as cheerful as I suggested.

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Greenland Shark : The Shark in Darkness

Where better to start The Wild Episode than with a shark? Specifically, the Greenland Shark. Somniosus microcephalus.

One of the least well known, and most mysterious, top predators in the world. An enormous Arctic shark that lives longer than any other vertebrate, eats almost anything, and loses its sight because its eyes get eaten …


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