Nova: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
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Nova: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures

Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m.

65 million years ago Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage in southern seas.

With host Richard Smith at the wheel, "Nova" travels the continent to uncover how it became the strange island it is today. Australia’s many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change and resilience.

Australia’s long history has seen mountains rise and fall, seas come and go, and whole kingdoms of life triumph and disappear. In this final episode of the series, "Nova" races down the last 65 million years to the present day.

Pictured: Richard Smith and Stomatolites.