I was only able to watch a small portion of the BBC documentary 'Frozen Planet' last night, but I watched a sea lion chase a penguin in crashing waves, then on the water's edge, then onto a beach. As both animals lumbered around, with the sea lion catching then losing the penguin twice before finally killing it in its third attempt, Sir David's velvety voice announced,"Never have the roles of hunter and hunted been played with so little skill." Brilliant!
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Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist who recently finished her PhD at The University of Queensland, studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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