Pharyngula

Paleontologists at work

I’m going to break another webcam, aren’t I? While you can, you can actually watch a dinosaur dig in progress in Svalbard, Norway. (Strictly speaking, though, it looks like they’re excavating pliosaurs and ichthyosaurs, not dinosaurs.)

I’m amused that it looks exactly like the the big construction project on the county courthouse in Morris, Minnesota: a lot of people standing around watching one person with an itty-bitty trowel pushing dirt around. Except that these guys are all wearing coats in August.

But seriously, it looks like they’re having a good time — bring the kids around so they can see what the minutia of real science looks like.

There are four cameras — don’t forget to check them all, some are aimed at inactive areas right now.