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The carcass of a large, modern-day marine reptile!

The carcass of a large, modern-day marine reptile!

Having just covered Mesozoic marine reptiles, and seeing as I can’t find the time to finish anything more substantial, it seems like a good time to use these wonderful images, passed to me by a correspondent.

March 8, 2012 — Darren Naish
Grampus griseus joins the globicephalines

Grampus griseus joins the globicephalines

Photo by Douglas Eernisse, University of California (Santa Cruz). Thanks to everyone who had a go at identifying the Baja California whale carcass.

February 27, 2012 — Darren Naish
Greg Paul s Dinosaurs: A Field Guide

Greg Paul s Dinosaurs: A Field Guide

Paul (2010): cover of the A & C Black edition. Greg Paul is an independent researcher who specialises on dinosaurs; he’s well known for his popular articles and books and his technical papers, but in particular for his hugely influential artwork.

February 21, 2012 — Darren Naish
Identify the Baja California mystery whale carcass!

Identify the Baja California mystery whale carcass!

We all love identifying – or, trying to identify – weird carcasses. Back in December 2011, marine biologist and world chiton expert Douglas Eernisse of the University of California (Santa Cruz) sent me the series of photos you see here and below.

February 18, 2012 — Darren Naish
"San Diego Demonoid": you mean that dead opossum?

"San Diego Demonoid": you mean that dead opossum?

By night, I work as a technical research scientist, writer of papers and so on, but by day I walk the beaches of the world, looking for partially decomposed mystery carcasses and identifying them.

February 5, 2012 — Darren Naish

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