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.
Remember I mentioned a medical emergency the week before last? That was our pregnancy, which was not progressing well. So bad infact that the doctors had decided that to continue it full term would have endangered both the baby and her mother. So this morning, Anwen Jordan Yates was born by C-section. Despite being just over seven weeks premature she weighed 2.5 kg and is doing well in ICU.