The Buzz Episode 3 – Mission Jurassic
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Welcome to a new episode of The Buzz, where we’re talking about dinosaurs and learning about one of the University’s most exciting projects – Mission Jurassic.
Deep in the Badlands of Wyoming, at a top-secret site where the mosquitos are as big as pigeons and the temperature reaches 40 degrees in the shade, there are thousands of dinosaur bones awaiting discovery. We talked to Prof Phil Manning* and Dr Victoria Egerton, who are leading the dig, about their work and discoveries.
We also had a chat with Dr Russell Garwood of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences about his work on extinction events and how these are relevant today. And we discuss that enduring question – what is your favourite dinosaur?
There’s also the chance to discover the answer to last episode’s Kids’ Questions, and to hear the latest query from one of our young listeners.
UoM’s prehistoric experts (L to R) Prof Phil Manning (and friend), Dr Victoria Egerton, Dr Russell Garwood
You can find out more about some of the topics we discuss at the links below:
- Full interview with Russell Garwood
- One a mission to uncover the secrets of the Jurassic Mile
- Jurassic Park meets Arachnophobia
- “Must go faster!” Could you outrun a T-rex?
- Baby bird proves big deal to palaeontologists
- Famous big-head solves co-fossil mystery
- Sir William Boyd Dawkins – an extraordinary study
- Thought that Jurassic Park could be real? Then think again…
- Why ‘Phantom’ Archaeopteryx discovery has scientists in a flap
*Prof Phil Manning was interviewed prior to both the UK and US introducing social distancing.