Monday, March 3, 2014

Radio interview on Radio Live NZ - fossil marine mammals from Northern California

Last weekend I was interviewed by Graeme Hill for the New Zealand station Radio Live, which broadcasted here over the weekend. For those of you who live elsewhere and probably missed it, you can listen to a podcast [9:55 min], linked below:

The interview covers the results of a recently published paper in Geodiversitas regarding fossil marine mammals from the Pliocene Purisima Formation of California. It covers some of the behind the scenes stuff - the discovery of the fossil site, some details of the ten years of laboratory work involved, in addition to discussing the broader implications of the fossilized fauna, and potential insights into the appearance of modern marine mammal species in the North Pacific.

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