Where did life first evolve?

 

Kids love the ocean – it’s mysterious and unknown, home to monsters of the imagination and some of the most fascinating life forms on the planet.

But while many grown-ups might love being by or on the sea, how much do we actually know about the world beneath the waves?

In this follow-up to A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs, evolutionary biologist, Professor Ben Garrod, takes the listener on an oceanic journey from the beginning of life on Earth to the present day, discovering what the ocean actually is and why it’s so important in the evolutionary history of life.

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