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King of the Dinosaurs: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV649
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Archaeology, Canadian Social Studies, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  20


DVD Price:  $99.95
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Phil Currie has devoted much of his 65 years to digging up dinosaur bones and studying them. It's a passion that dates back to his childhood. By piecing together clues buried for millions of years, Currie has helped to uncover how birds and dinosaurs are related, and how dinosaurs lived together in groups. He’s discovered dozens of dinosaur species and named 25 of his finds. There have been at least seven dinosaurs named in his honour; but he’s so modest, he’s not quite sure of the precise number.

Currie's research has led him to dig in sites around the world, but much of his work has been carried out right here in Canada.More specifically, in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park, a place that Currie told W5 is one of the richest sites in the world for dinosaur fossils.

Janet Dirks sits down with dinosaur hunter Phil Currie to talk about what has captivated him about the ancient creatures for decades. With help from his paleontologist wife and some famous friends in the field, Phil Currie is helping inspire a new generation of scientists.

Bonus Segment: W5 Extended - Dinosaur Park Drone View:

Check out the incredible birds-eye view of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, as Phil Currie and his team dig for bones.



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