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Sunday is considered a day of rest in many religions and cultures, yet it can also be your day of discovery! Join Phuket Island radio every Sunday morning at 8.30am on 91.5 & 102.5 FM here in Phuket, Thailand. Discovery can be heard online and now ON-Demand please check out BBC Discovery brought to you from the BBC in London.

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This week on Discovery Tooth and Claw: Crocodiles

Start your Phuket day bright and early with the knowledge that you have learnt something new and are making the most of your day.

We have a morbid fascination with predators. And we’ve had it since the very first people carved figures or painted on cave walls thousands of years ago.

Predators are still revered as gods in many cultures. Our cultural fascination is equalled only by our biological fear, hardwired into our primate brains, because if you are not a predator, you ARE the prey.

In this series, Professor Adam Hart and explores our complex, challenging and ambiguous relationship with Earth’s greatest predators by talking to the women and men who know them best, researchers who have spent their lives tracking them, protecting them and, sometimes, narrowly escaping them.

Today it’s the crocodile, part of the group known as crocodilians which also includes alligators and gharials, which first appeared 95 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

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Much like Tigers, they don’t stalk their prey but lie in wait – often just below the surface of the water, ready to leap out and snap those ferocious jaws on just about anything – including other predators.

But as we’ll discover, there is a very different side to these much maligned creatures, who can be nurturing and cooperative. Adam speaks to Dr Marisa Tellez, Co-Founder of the Crocodile Research Coalition in Belize, Central America and Dr Alan Britton is a Zoologist and crocodile specialist in Darwin, Australia, who has a 5-metre croc named Smaug living in his back garden pond.

Produced by Rami Tzabar and Beth Eastwood Picture: Caiman Crocodile’s eye, close up, Credit: Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images

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BBC – Discovery in the news

Did you read about a ground-breaking scientific discovery in the Phuket news but did not really understand the full weight of it. BBC Discovery brings you right to where the breakthrough was first made. Discovery goes direct to the scientists who made the discovery and discussing it with them. What better way to find out break it down with the men or women behind it all.

Discovery is a fascinating program that is sure to interest all. Science is so inter-connected with the world in which we live today, in more ways than you can imagine. This is where discovery comes in. Find out how science has benefited us in the fields of medicine and more. Perhaps after having tuned into BBC Discovery on 91.5 & 102.5 FM via free internet radio, you’ll have found yourself with a new found passion for science!

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91.5 & 102.5 FM doesn’t stop with BBC Discovery, there’s Science in Action, Digital Planet, and Health Check., All shows available each and every Saturday and Sunday morning. Don’t forget the BBC International News on the hour every hour and the Live via Satellite World Briefing each morning from 6 am, ninety minutes of news and current affairs. Phuket Island Radio brings you a variety of shows daily in Phuket Thailand and around the world thanks to free online radio streaming. In keeping with our reputation at Phuket FM radio station, we do what we can to bring you shows that everyone can enjoy. Take a look at what we have to offer at the 91.5 and 102.5 FM shows line up today, we won’t let you down!

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