the history channel has asked me again to plug their new documentary predator x which premires tonight at 8pm on most of their stations (north america wide... not sure about elsewhere in the world though... i guess check your local listings).
here is the blurb they have provided me with:
The two-hour special PREDATOR X premieres on HISTORY; on Sunday, March 29 at 8pm ET/PT. On the remote archipelago of Svalbard, just 800 miles from the North Pole, a team of paleontologists from the University of Oslo Natural History Museum, have made a remarkable discovery. Buried beneath the icy landscape of the Arctic are the fossilized remains of a huge creature from the distant past. PREDATOR X is the story of a major discovery; what appears to be an entirely new species; of a massive and powerful predator. The scientific team must excavate it, determine its significance and try to rebuild it to see what it was like; as they discover the astounding power of which this creature was capable. PREDATOR X follows the expedition every step of the way, from painstaking field research to the astonishing find of the amazing creature. The special delves deep into this terrifying ancient mystery, uncovering what is one of the most amazing underwater finds in modern history. Visit http://bit.ly/VEFu4 for more information.
sounds cool. though i have to say the discovery of this massive pliosaur's bite force has me bummed. as a t-rex i was pretty happy to be in possession of the strongest known jaws on earth (even if mine haven't yet grown to that capacity... i still pack a mean bite let me assure you!).
sadly due to my on going field work, and thus lack of a TV, i won't be able to catch this one. if you manage to watch it, let me know what you think!