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Where Are All The Irish Dinosaurs?

Where Are All The Irish Dinosaurs?

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11.01 23 Jan 2022


Where Are All The Irish Dinosaurs?



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11.01 23 Jan 2022


In the mid to late 1990s chances are if you were to ask a young boy or girl what they wanted to be when they grew up you’d hear them say, archaeologist or paleontologist.

Back then digging in the dirt looking for bones was pretty cool - and with good reason.

Unfortunately, if you actually wanted to become a dinosaur fossil hunter and you were living in Ireland, you’d be in trouble because we don’t have many dinosaur bones to speak of.

But why?

Dr. Mike Simms, Senior Curator of Natural Sciences at National Museums Northern Ireland joined Jonathan to discuss.

Dr. Shane Bergin & Dr. Lara Dungan also joined Jonathan to go through the top science news stories from the week in Newsround.

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Dinosaurs Fossils Futureproof Ireland Jonathan Mccrea Lara Dungan Mike Simms Newstalk Shane Bergin

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