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Brad Balukjian
Brad Balukjian completed his PhD in Environmental Science at University of California Berkeley, and served as an AAAS Science Writing Fellow at The Los Angeles Times. He resides in Los Angeles and blogs for the PLOS BLOGS Network.

Entries by Brad Balukjian

Sauropod Slideshow: How Big? How Tall? And How Did It Happen?

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 9:14 PM

The long-necked sauropod dinosaurs are perhaps the most culturally iconic prehistoric animals, appearing in everything from Flintstones cartoons to the Sinclair gas station logo. The first live dinosaur glimpsed by the paleontologists in Jurassic Park was a sauropod, just as the first animated dinosaur -- Gertie (Winsor McCay's classic Gertie...

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Hey, Sauropod, Why the Long Neck and Tail?

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 3:46 PM

Introduction by Victoria Costello, PLOS Blogs Manager

With most of their peers, boys and girls who grow up to be paleontologists share an early and intense fascination with dinosaurs. But unlike the rest of us, paleontologists never lose this fixation. The biggest of the big dinos holding them in thrall...

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