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American Museum of Natural History Sauropod Exhibit



From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org

This news announcement may be of interest. Here's the 
first paragraph:

The American Museum of Natural History today [Jan. 3, 
2011] announced a major new exhibition, The World's 
Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011-January 2, 2012), which 
will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing 
anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who 
thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-
tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 
feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in 
part to existing organisms to understand these long-
extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer 
such intriguing questions as how an extremely large 
animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by 
illuminating how size and scale are related to basic 
biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits-
including the centerpiece, a life-sized, detailed model 
of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus-will take visitors inside 
these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, 
respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to 
size.

http://broadwayworld.com/article/AMNH_Announces_The_Worlds
_Largest_Dinosaurs_Exhibition_4161212_20110103#ixzz1A0RNc5
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