Inside Nature's Giants
This award-winning series gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet. By exploring their anatomy, it reveals how these creatures really work.
Note: This series contains graphic images of animal dissection. Viewer discretion is advised.
Great White Shark (#103H) Duration: 54:47 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark's infamous killing bite, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how sharks' teeth and jaws evolved from their outer skin and gill arches. Finally, the experts ask whether the shark deserves its reputation as a man killer.