Ka-Boom! Crash! Shiver! How paleontologists are unraveling the extinction that killed the dinosaurs

Ka-Boom! Crash! Shiver! How paleontologists are unraveling the extinction that killed the dinosaurs

November 9 at 7pm 

Corinne Myers, PhD
Carlie Pietsch, PhD

Just like dinosaurs, countless ocean creatures went extinct under somewhat perplexing conditions when a giant meteorite struck Earth about 66 million years ago. Yet excellent fossil records of their shells remain, helping us understand what happened ecologically, why some organisms survived, and why others didn’t.

Rare | Creatures of the Photo Ark

Rare Creatures of the Photo Ark airs on WSKG-TV on August 1, 2017 at 9pm

In his 25 years as a National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore has learned to never ignore the smaller creatures in our midst. Joel gets us up close with colorful and charismatic insects with faces and features usually found in sci-fi flicks, because “they help make the world go ‘round.”

Joel also goes in search of larger animals. In the Czech Republic and in one of the series’ most poignant moments, Joel boards the rarest rhinoceros in the world onto the Photo Ark. Nabiré is one of only five of northern white rhinos left on the planet and it may be too late for her kind. Joel’s got one more hike-he’d-rather-not-hike in him, this time in New Zealand where he tags along on a Rowi kiwi egg rescue.