Things are very busy down at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology as scientists are hard at work on summer projects.

Drum FM got a chance to catch up with Dr. Don Brinkman, who filled us in on the happenings.

"Craig Scott is doing field work looking for mammals from a time just after the dinosaurs this week in the Red Deer Area. The last little while he was outside of Edmonton, and has been working in Calgary as well," he explained.

"Don Henderson is hosting a visiting scientist right now that is looking for dinosaur teeth for geochemical analysis that will help place them in a food web. They are currently in Dinosaur Park looking for teeth for that study," continued Brinkman.

One of the biggest things to happen in the dinosaur world recently was the discovery of a Plesiosaurus skull in Fort McMurray.

"That was collected and is back here in the museum now. What was found, initially, was the skull, you could see it in ventral view, and Plesiosaur skulls are extremely rare. That was immediately recognized as a significant find," Brinkman explained. "They figure about sixty per cent of the skeleton is there, so it is going to be a relatively complete skeleton."

The Tyrrell is currently undergoing renovations, but Brinkman said work has not been disrupted much as it is on a different side of the museum.


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