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Dismantling 'Amargasaurus cazaui' dinosaur skeleton, 2009

This 2009 video shows the dismantling and removal of the skeleton of the 'Amargasaurus cazaui', known as Margie, from the foyer of Museum Victoria in preparation for the new exhibition 'Dinosaur Walk'. The video is silent and the movement is sped up.

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'Tarbosaurus bataar', 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Brian Choo talks about what made 'Tarbosaurus bataar' a successful killer. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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Hadrosaur bone and skin fossils, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dave Pickering talks about the bone and skin fossils of a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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The link between dinosaurs and birds, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Priscilla Gaff talks about the link between dinosaurs and birds. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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'Inostrancevia' skeleton, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dave Pickering talks about an 'Inostrancevia' skeleton. Inostrancevia belongs to the group known as mammal-like reptiles: a group of reptiles that lived before the dinosaurs and shared some features of reptiles as well as some features of mammals. The video was made as part of ...

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About dinosaur eggs, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dr John Long talks about what we can learn from dinosaur eggs. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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Megafauna fossils, 2009

In this video Museum Victoria's Wayne Gerdtz talks about megafauna and studying their fossils. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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Hadrosaur fossil

This is a fossil from a hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that was 12 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus'

This is a 'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus', a herbivorous dinosaurthat was 10 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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Fossil fish and the origins of sexual reproduction

This video, which explores the origins of sexual reproduction, begins by showing an image of a male 'Incisoscutum' fish fossil. It then presents an animation of how a male and female fish of this type might have met, copulated and parted. The video finishes with a close-up image of a female specimen that shows the embryo ...

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Video of mother fish, embryo and birth

This is an animation demonstrating the location of the fossilised bones of the embryo inside the specimen mother fish found at Gogo in northern Western Australia. It also shows the mother fish swimming and giving birth.

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Dr John Long talking about the Gogo fossil mother fish

This video shows Dr John Long of Museum Victoria speaking about the fossil fish 'Materpiscis attenboroughi', found at Gogo Station in Western Australia. He describes the process of extracting the fossils from the rock and the importance of the discoveries at Gogo.

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Cambrian fossils on Kangaroo Island

All fossils provide interesting clues to what life on Earth was once like, but there is something quite unique about the fossils found at Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Watch this clip to find out why.

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Fossils and the evolution of life

Have you ever wondered how scientists know when the early mammals appeared on Earth, or how long ago dinosaurs died out? Watch this clip to discover the role of fossils, and the rocks they are found in, in revealing the order and history of life on Earth. This clip takes you to fossil sites in Queensland; and to Shark Bay ...

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Fossils and the Earth's past

Imagine what the world looked like hundreds of millions of years ago. Watch this clip to discover how fossils are preserved and what they tell us about the Earth's past. Find out about trilobites, an intriguing, ancient creature that lived in the sea during the Cambrian period. Their fossils are a piece of the past helping ...

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Formation of ancient rock layers

Discover how our understanding of rocks has developed over time and the role played by mining. The way rocks are formed, and what they are composed of, tells us a lot about what has occurred on Earth in the past. Watch this clip to find out about the formation of ancient rock layers, and what we find inside very old rocks.

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War of the willows

A willow tree removal program in the ACT has erupted into a war of words. At the heart of this clash of ideas are different opinions about the best way to protect the landscape. While the government sees the willow as a weed, others view it as an important environmental resource. Which environmental world view will prevail?

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Landslides along the Three Gorges Dam

The world's largest dam project is set to bring enormous benefits to the Chinese economy. But there's a potential side-effect of altering the natural system - the likelihood that more geological disasters such as landslides will occur in the area. Find out why in this clip from 2008.

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Plan to increase tourism for Cairns

Remarkably, 25 per cent of Australia's World Heritage areas, including the iconic Great Barrier Reef, lie within North Queensland. However, World Heritage listing inevitably brings tourists. This clip explores issues related to the planned dredging of the channel to allow larger cruise ships access to Cairns via Trinity Inlet.

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Exporting uranium and threats to the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is facing many threats, and a new uranium mine in Queensland might add to the pressure. This clip from early in 2013 looks at what uranium exports from a proposed uranium port in Townsville could mean for the Reef. It presents views about the management of pressures placed on this World Heritage Site ...