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The truth about dinosaurs: fact from fossils

Published: 17 June 2015

As cinema goers flock to see the new Jurassic World film, our researchers are exploring the facts behind the fiction, studying the environments in which dinosaurs lived and discussing new techniques to identify organic matter in dinosaur fossils.

Working with SeaCity Museum in Southampton, our scientists are also taking their work out of the lab for Dino Encounter, to show how cutting-edge science is increasing our knowledge of dinosaurs and their close relatives.

Dinosaurs in the tropics

Dinosaur mystery solved

Dr Jessica Whiteside discovers why it took so long for large dinosaurs to populate the tropics

Click to find out more about palaeontology at Southampton.

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