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Oxfordshire, U.K.- 149 million years B.C. This episode follows a shoal of young fish-like Ophthalmosaurus as they struggle to survive the Late Jurassic seas, evading predators like the ... See full summary »

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Tim Haines, Jasper James

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Georgann Kane
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Kenneth Branagh ... Narrator (voice)
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Oxfordshire, U.K.- 149 million years B.C. This episode follows a shoal of young fish-like Ophthalmosaurus as they struggle to survive the Late Jurassic seas, evading predators like the gigantic Liopleurodon. On land, the dinosaur Eustreptospondylus scrapes out a living as a scavenger, occasionally preying on pterosaurs like Rhamphorhynchus. Written by Dutch90

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18 October 1999 (UK) See more »

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Bahamas

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Although the narrator claims that ichthyosaurs were unique among marine reptiles for giving live birth, we now know that most if not all marine reptiles were likewise viviparous. This is because recent fossils have shown that their anatomy didn't allow them to pull themselves onto dry land. See more »

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In the closeup shot of the mother Ophthalmosaurus' eye, you can notice how the rubber around the eye is slowly coming off. See more »

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Narrator: The most fearsome predator of the Jurassic is watching his prey. Peering through the water, the carnivore fixes on his unwary victim, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
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A day on shallow waters at Mesozoic era!!!
14 May 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Now on sea dangerous environment at Mesozoic era this third episode gives us an fabulous day at shallow sea where some Dinosaurs learned to survives on water, has to breath time in time they were an easy prey to great predators like the giant Liopleurodon, among Sharks and Turtles whose already were all around, the underwater caves were the safety places to hide from fierce creatures, the sea's storm allowed dead bodies to strongest survivors, some of them are shown on shore died by some injuries, becoming an easy meal to earth's animals, BBC introduces us those marvelous sea wild life on those haunting age!!!

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First watch: 2010 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 9.5


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