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Tiktaalik – “Darwin’s Fish” At Last?

It is morning. Calm silence hangs over the fringes of an antediluvian coal swamp. Thin curtains of fog rise from the stagnant waters as the first beams of sunlight trickle in over the tops of the forest beyond. There, the swamp becomes an impenetrable jungle of fronds and massive, tree-like lycopods. Here, it is but…

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Alligators and Crocodiles – What’s the difference?

At first glance, alligators and crocodiles are very similar creatures. Both are large, squat reptiles with mouths brimming with teeth. In fact, the similarities are so prominent that many wonder if there is a difference between them at all. Despite first appearances, modern crocodilians are a surprisingly diverse group, divided into three families: the alligators…

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Go Diving With Crocodiles

Crocodiles are amazing creatures. Probably the closest thing you’ll see to a living dinosaur, there is something deliciously primeval about them – their size, their strength, their deliberateness. Earlier this year, the talented filmmakers at Behind the Mask went down to Mexico to film crocodiles in the wild. The result is a presentation that is…

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