Monthly Archives: December 2012

Reconstructing Buttercup, Part 3

After producing molds and casts of the preserved portions of the baleen whale “Buttercup”, and sketching out a life-sized approximation of the skull while accounting for ontogenetic changes, the next step in our reconstruction is to make a physical model. … Continue reading

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Carmel Church traveling exhibit

Over the last several months we’ve greatly increased our production rate of molds and casts, especially of Carmel Church specimens. This was done with a specific goal in mind; we’re trying to build a traveling exhibit on the Carmel Church … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trips for iPads

During the GSA meeting I mentioned that Brett and I had presented a poster about virtual field trips for the iPad, but I didn’t go into a lot of detail at the time because the first trip wasn’t completed. But … Continue reading

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