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My new video is online!

I just published my new video about palaeontology! I apply the key tools of paleontology - biostratigraphy, uniformitarianism, icnology - to analyze sea urchins, corals, foraminifera and fossil burrows. These tools allow us to understand what Italy was like after the reign of the dinosaurs…

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Bioturbated black shales

Black shales are dark, fine-grained rocks that conjure up with images of lifeless seafloors. In fact, they usually originate as muds deposited in low-oxygen seafloors. As such, they are expected to be devoid of life... but there is a burrow in this 440-million-years-old black shale…

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Jurassic Beach

Jurassic Beach? Yes, there is a beach dating back to the age of dinosaurs (Praia Jurássica) near Porto de Mós, Portugal. I recently joined the Jurassic Beach team to study this exceptional palaeontological site! Here is the Jurassic Beach team! From the foreground to the…

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