I was able to play with the crocodiles again today! I went to have a look at the anatomy of extant Crocodylus porosus, and ended up staying to help with blood and tissue sample collection from 1.5 yr old crocs for my friend's Honours project. Those little guys will form part of my PhD thesis in about 6 months: as decaying carcasses. Fun times! Never before has an animal been so well utilised!
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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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