Again dodo expedition on Mauritius

This is a Dutch video on the dodo expedition.

Translated from Astrid Kromhout, writing on the Dutch-Mauritian dodo expedition blog, on Mauritius:

Sixth dodo expedition examines how the dodo used to move

August 11, 2011

On August 8, 2011 the sixth Dodo Expedition started in Mauritius.

Up to and including 19 August, expedition leader Kenneth Rijsdijk, a physical geographer at the University of Amsterdam, will work with a multidisciplinary team at investigating interesting aspects of this unique ecosystem. New this year is the reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system of the dodo and biochemical analysis of the bones from which we learn more about the diet of the dodo. Follow the adventures of the dodo team closely on this blog. …

In the mud of the excavation pit there are clearly many bones

The expedition has not yet started, and already a dodo bone found in the pit: a thigh bone! It shows again that there is a wealth of fossils and other data to be found in the Mare aux Songes.

Ile aux Aigrettes (Mauritius) – A conservation success story: here.

Bones reveal what it was like to grow up dodo. Cutting into precious bone specimens gives clues to the extinct birds’ life and times. BySusan Milius, 7:00am, August 29, 2017.

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