I am a palaeontologist living and working in Alice Springs, in the red centre of Australia. I moved here with my wife and three kids from Johannesburg, South Africa. I used to focus my research on dinosaurs, and it is fair to say I am still a dino nut but these days I work on fossils from the NT, be they turtles, tassie tigers or anything else. In my spare time I like to watch birds, catch beetles, lizards and snakes and generally find out as much about the species around me as I can.
Well that took a lot longer than expected. It appears my computer is on its last legs. The guys at the shop were unable to fix it, suggesting that the logic board was at fault and this would basically be a good time to buy a new computer. In frustration I thumped the thing and wouldn't you know it started working again, but it is prone to frequent crashes. Anyway to give all three (possibly four) of my readers something to look at while I get my workload sorted out here is an old (2000)reconstruction of mine. The quality is bad because it is a scan of a photocopy of a bromide of the original. It shows the chigutisaurid temnospondyl Siderops pulling the theropod Cryolophosaurus to its death in a frigid pool in the Early Jurassic of Antarctica (Siderops is known from similar aged sediments in Australia and South Africa so it is no big deal to put it in between in Antarctica). Next week - a bunch of posts on peer reviewed science - I hope.