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happy from all of us including our curator of dinosauria and new father matthew carrano
Happy #FathersDay, from all of us @NMNH, including our curator of dinosauria (and new father), Matthew Carrano! #DeepTime
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stargazing in the air and summer fun are on deck for saturday june 22 join us for in association with
Stargazing, #SmithsonianMusic in the air, and summer fun are on deck for Saturday, June 22. Join us for #SolsticeSaturday in association with #ByThePeople:
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working and photographing has been an extraordinary adventure my mom recently said i can t believe a job that
"Working @NMNH and photographing #DeepTime has been an extraordinary adventure. My mom recently said, ‘I can't believe a job that includes dinosaurs, a museum, and photography exists...and you're doing that job! You've always loved all those things!'” - Lucia Martino 🦕 📷
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and here is her final shot pretty good looking for a 157 153 million year old plated dinosaur no
And here is her final shot - pretty good looking for a 157-153 million year old plated dinosaur, no?
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her sketch will be used in the future by other dinosaur photographers for consistency
Her sketch will be used in the future by other dinosaur photographers for consistency.
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happy nature photography day here s a behind the scenes look at how one of our photographers captured the steg
Happy Nature Photography Day! Here's a behind the scenes look at how one of our photographers captured the Stegosaurus stenops you can see in #DeepTime.

Step 1: Lucia carefully planned and sketch out her final equipment set up.
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a happy and last day of school to the students and teachers thank you for these imaginative
A happy #FossilFriday and last day of school to the students and teachers @oysteradams! Thank you for these imaginative #DeepTime #DinoDoodles.
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one of our favorite quotes jurassic times call for jurassic measures from everyone including shown here as a t
One of our favorite @DavidJSkorton #DeepTime quotes: “Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures.”

From everyone @NMNH, including @leafdoctor (shown here as a T. rex), thank you for your service to the Smithsonian!
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paleontology is the backstory to whats happening today we have a responsibility to present that science to the
"Paleontology is the backstory to what’s happening today. We have a responsibility to present that science to the nation...and to make clear the implications for the future.” - Kirk Johnson, Paleobotanist and Sant Director @NMNH #DeepTime #FossilFriday
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time is so vast that this giant slab of a tree is just scratching the surface scott wing paleobotanist
“Time is so vast that this giant slab of a tree is just scratching the surface.” - Scott Wing, paleobotanist @NMNH #DeepTime

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prattkeeping is a key component of the exhibition process our dinosaur curator matthew carrano has a tough job
#PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job!
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anthropologist grover krantz loved to teach amp loved his pets he decided that when he died he would donate hi
Anthropologist Grover Krantz loved to teach & loved his pets. He decided that when he died he would donate his body to a scientific research collection—as long as his dog Clyde could stay with him. What better way to honor the love between man & man's best friend? #NationalPetDay
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proof that birds are dinosaurs a mourning dove with her chick in a triceratops protected nest happy and thanks
Proof that birds are dinosaurs? A mourning dove with her chick in a Triceratops-protected nest. Happy #FossilFriday and thanks to ’ Urban Bird Habitat for creating this ecosystem and the photo! #SmithsonianInBloom
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the most important thing when taking photos of a fossil specimen is always including a scale bar 1 rhomaleosau
“The most important thing when taking photos of a fossil specimen is always including a scale bar! 1 Rhomaleosaurus = 7 vertebrate paleontologists.” - Laura Soul, #DeepTime Education Specialist in our Paleobiology Department #ThisPaleoLife #FossilFriday
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on what wouldve been s 60th birthday we share this purple wonder this chalcedonya type of quartzfrom sulawesi
On what would’ve been #Prince’s 60th birthday, we share this purple wonder. This chalcedony—a type of quartz—from Sulawesi, Indonesia is a variety called “grape agate.” Scientists are still trying to uncover the physics and chemistry behind its bubble-looking shapes.
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our curator of dinosauria matthew carrano wants in on unscienceananimal heres his take on t rex deeptime
Our Curator of Dinosauria, Matthew Carrano, wants in on #UnscienceAnAnimal. Here’s his take on T. rex! #DeepTime
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this fascinating specimen is the skull of a narluga or narwhal beluga hybrid found in the waters off greenland
This fascinating specimen is the skull of a “narluga,” or narwhal-beluga hybrid, found in the waters off Greenland. The skull has a number of erupted teeth that are shaped like tiny narwhal tusks, as opposed to the beluga’s flat, peg-like teeth. #NarwhalWeek #ArcticLegend
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oh hello there meet xenacanthus a permian freshwater shark from texas whose name means strange spine it patrol
Oh, hello there. Meet Xenacanthus, a Permian freshwater shark from Texas whose name means “strange spine.” It patrolled rivers and muddy streams, looking for prey to catch with its two-pronged teeth, between 290 and 205 million years ago. #DeepTime
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thanks to you too can have a 3d copy of the nation s t rex killing or scavengingyou decidea triceratops
Thanks to @3D_Digi_SI, you too can have a 3D copy of the Nation's T. rex killing or scavenging—you decide!—a Triceratops! #DeepTime #sidigi
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the holidays wouldn t be complete without the department of anthropologys annual archaeology themed cake who c
The holidays wouldn't be complete without the Department of Anthropology’s annual archaeology themed cake. Who can name this year's site?
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