Lake Windermere and Walking with Dinosaurs

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A podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). British Geological Survey scientists have completed the first full geological survey of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District since the Royal Navy surveyed it in the 1930s.

Among other things, the survey will help researchers understand how quickly the ice retreated after the last Ice Age, how the lake evolved and which parts the Arctic Charr prefers to live in.

Richard Hollingham went to visit scientists on the BGS's research boat the White Ribbon on the lake to talk to the scientists involved.

Next, Richard speaks to a dinosaur expert at London's Natural History Museum who is studying how and why some dinosaurs went from walking on two legs to four. It turns out that despite the popular 3D animations on television, we know very little indeed about how they walked.

This podcast is dated 28 September 2010.

NERC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.

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