Getting Back In The Saddle

Lab Note #17
Sep 16, 2016

Hello dear friends and colleagues,

    It has been a long time since I've written to you - far too long - and for that I apologize.  The Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project (BBDP) has enjoyed a great deal of success in the last several months, and with more success comes more to keep us busy.  There is so much to catch you up on. Too much, really, for one post, so I'll keep this rather brief and focused.  

Our 2016 Field Expedition was remarkably successful in just about every way, but perhaps no more so than when it comes to media.  CNN's The Great Big Story spent several days with us, producing this amazing piece (below) on BBDP Crew Chief Jason Poole.  What an experience and what an opportunity for our research group!   Take a look!

On the very same day, a short article was published in the September issue of Discover Magazine about the biggest scientific success to date for our group - the re-discovery of the Sauropod dinosaur Suuwassea!

Finally, just a couple of weeks after that, a paper lead by Dr. Jennifer Anne and co-authored by BBDP leader Jason Schein was published, documenting the first diagnosis of septic arthritis in dinosaurs.  This paper captured the interest and imagination of the press, being featured in well over 70 different print, tv, and radio outlets, all over the world.  

In the coming weeks and months, I PROMISE to stay in better contact with you, and to highlight more of the tremendous successes we've worked so hard for.  So many of those successes, though - both those we've already experienced and those yet to come - are thanks in large part to you and your generous support of our work.  Thank you again.

Until next time, Keep Digging!

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