Chris Noto talks fossils on “Good Morning, Racine”
You can hear the excitement in Chris Noto's voice when he talks about unearthing fossils and discovering previously unknown forms of prehistoric life. In fact, you can hear him talking online during today's "Good Morning, Racine" program.
Appearing with WRJN morning host Curt Vollman Tuesday morning, Noto, a Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Parkside, spoke about his upcoming Science Night program "Why Study Fossils?" Working at a site within view of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Noto told Vollman his research team found unusually direct evidence of predator/prey interaction.
"One of the most exciting things about this particular fossil locality is that we have the remains of many, many different kinds of animals and plants and [among] these are turtle and dinosaur fossils that bear tooth marks on them that we have been able to match up directly to the teeth from the crocodile. The crocodile is also found at the same site and we can actually take pieces of the jaw and the teeth and match them up to the marks on the bones and they are a perfect match. So, we know that the crocodile ate those turtle and some dinosaurs," Noto stated.
He later promised those attending Wednesday night's program a behind-the-scenes view of a scientific dig.
The entire interview between Chris Noto and Curt Vollman is available online. More information about the Science Night program "Why Study Fossils?" is available on the UW-Parkside web site.
Held in room 103 of Greenquist Hall, the program is free and open to the public. High school and middle school students and faculty with an interest in math and science are encouraged to attend. Parking in the Student Center lot is free after 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.Illustration: This artist's rendition created by Clinton Crowley shows the crocodile-like creature discovered by Chris Noto and his team of researchers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Noto talked about the research and his Wednesday Science Night program on Good Morning, Racine, today.