See how a dinosaur is prepared and mounted. Catch a glimpse of the Peruvian desert where ten million-year-old fossil whales are discovered. Two major fossil specimens are featured in this rare, behind the scenes view, of the world of fossils.A FOSSIL WHALE FROM PERU
To Peter Larson, President of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc., the windblown sands of the Atacama Desert reveal the most graceful of fossils. Pete takes you on a personal tour during A Fossil Whale from Peru. Details of this beautiful specimen are explained - including evidence of a shark attack.THE RUTH MASON DINOSAUR QUARRY
Approximately 8 minutes
Then, watch as the skeleton of the duck-billed dinosaur, Edmontosaurus annectens, takes shape before your eyes during The Ruth Mason Dinosaur Quarry. Views of the excavation, preparation and the actual mounting of a dinosaur skeleton, for the National Museum of Wales, are shown.
Approximately 7 minutes
The 1987 version of A Fossil Whale from Peru is also on this tape. This is the story of collecting the fossil whale MAYA in Peru. The whale, MAYA, is now on permanent exhibit at the Gunma Prefectural Museum in Japan.
Approximately 15 minutes