Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Field Museum's Antarctic Expeditions

In April, Chicago's Field Museum launched a podcast series called "Science at the FMNH." the last four episodes have focused on the museum's Antarctic expeditions led by Pete Mackovicky and Nate Smith. The team looks to flesh out our understanding of life there in the Mesozoic, when Antarctica was more like the Pacific Northwest than the icebound desert it is today. In these four videos, Mackovicky and Smith discuss what they aim to find, the difficulties of fieldwork at the South Pole, and what we know about the dinosaurs who lived there. For your convenience, here are those episodes. Grab a suitable portion of your preferred beverage, put your feet up, and enjoy.


Science at FMNH - Antarctica Paleontology from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.


Science at FMNH - Challenging Field Work from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.


Science at FMNH - Polar Dinosaurs from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.


Science at FMNH – Dinosaur Body Size and Environment from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.

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