If you've ever watched a hollywood movie, like Jurrasic Park, you probably think Paleontologists go out looking for beautifully preserved fossil skeletons in the field. Truth be told, that's not exactly what paleontoligists are likely to find in the field. In this video, Rob went to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to meet up with Dr. Lindsay Zanno. She helped walk us through the details of what it's like to get a dinosaur from the field into a display. The key things she emphasized were that a) it's a lot of work b) it's not glamorous c) rarely to they find complete skeletons d) they don't excavate it with little brushes out in the field and e) they spend close to 50 times the effort on a skeleton, in the lab, once it's been pulled out of the earth.
A new science video podcast that explains science topics in a fun and exciting way. Great for science teachers to download and show in the classroom. Most videos come with lesson plans or accompanying informational web pages. All hosts and filmmakers are also trained biologists.