Alaska’s dinosaurs and paleontology’s future in the north

A hundred million years ago, dinosaurs roamed what’s now Arctic tundra. Scientists have recently discovered new fossil sites, and even new species of dinosaurs unique to the north. What did Alaska look like when the dinosaurs roamed? What more is waiting to be uncovered?

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This painting of life in a Cretaceous sea by Anchorage artist James Havens depicts elasmosaurs. Photo: Museum of the North -
This painting of life in a Cretaceous sea by Anchorage artist James Havens depicts elasmosaurs. Photo: Museum of the North –

HOST: Annie Feidt

GUESTS:

  • Pat Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator, University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • Greg Erickson, paleobiologist, Florida State University
  • Anne Pasch, retired paleontologist; co-founder of the Alaska Museum of Natural History in Anchorage

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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