Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Dino Poop Detective

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Earth Systems, Paleontology

University of Colorado Department of Geological Sciences professor Dr. Karen Chin is a hunter for fossilized dinosaur feces, known as coprolites. She uses them to study their diet, the conditions under which they were preserved and to learn about ancient paleo communities and ecosystems.

Science Friday presented her work on how she studies the deep past using coprolites on The Macroscope (video 7m 01s).

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