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Reptile Fossils

Sixty amateur paleontologists established the North American Research Group to promote responsible fossil gathering. The team works with experts and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to advance their work. They have already found rare aquatic reptile remains embedded in central Oregon: a Jurassic crocodile and a plesiosaur. Now the group is out to make history again as they hunt for dinosaurs.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Animation Courtesy of: Trent Schindler, National Science Foundation
Art Courtesy of: Carl Buell
Video courtesy of: Bureau of Land Management

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Invasive Species: The View from China; ODOT Troubleshooters; Reptile Fossils

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1909
Original Broadcast: February 14, 2008