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Meet the ancient rulers of our planet as you examine fossil replicas of dinosaurs and prehistoric sea creatures. Orlando Science Center showcases the dinosaurs in their disparate land and aquatic settings as guests become part of a paleontological excavation site.
- Uncover 'fossils' in the dig pit and examine fossilized dino eggs
- Explore displays that feature ancient land and marine reptiles
- Compare reptiles and dinosaurs to see similarities and differences
- Discover denizens of the ancient oceans such as Elasmosaurus and Tylosaurus
01 June 2010
Posted in DinoDigs
It’s a great time for paleontology. I know, I’m the first guy to say “It’s always a great time for paleontology” but believe me, this time, it’s a great time for Paleontology!
In the last few weeks, we’ve made incredible leaps and bounds in our understanding of the natural world. Scientists in Canada, Australia, and Japan successfully cloned blood protein from a Siberian Wooly Mammoth, bringing us one step closer to successfully cloning an extinct animal (The Pyrenean Ibex, an extinct goat, was cloned in 2009, but did not survive.) Scientists are optimistic, some predicting oogenesis (living embryos) in the next two years, and giant fuzzy elephants in zoos in less than five years!
I know, right? But sit down, there’s more.