This Sunday Channel 4 will air a special 90 minute edition of Inside Nature’s Giants in which presenter Mark Evans dissects a Sperm Whale which became stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent in March.
Viewers will be able to interact during and after the show with Evans who will be posting on Twitter (username @MarkEvansTV) tweeting with the hashtag #insidenaturesgiants.
Despite having only just landed in the UK following filming in the Arctic, where scientist Evans dissected a polar bear, the opportunity to learn more about one of the sea’s most mysterious creatures.
“From a personal perspective, one of most memorable parts of the dissection was my quest to get the whale’s heart out!”, says Evans.
“It required a reluctant local tree surgeon, a chain saw, a construction digger and a 12 inch kitchen knife.
“I must be one of the only people alive to have crawled into the chest of a Sperm Whale and cradle its gigantic heart in my arms.
“It was impossible to breathe because the smell of blood was so overpowering, and even removing it was a massive struggle that I had to abandon at my first attempt because of the incoming tide.”
Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4