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All Posts Tagged With: "crocodiles"

Supersize Crocs: Full Episode

Today 20-foot crocodiles are very rare, but some of them are still out there in the wild, with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these leviathans.

Sep 19th, 2011 | Comments

The Dragon Chronicles: Interview: Rom Whitaker, Reptile Expert

NATURE interviews Romulus Whitaker, the reptile expert and conservationist featured in "The Dragon Chronicles."

Sep 18th, 2011 | Comments

Supersize Crocs: Crocodile Secrets of Survival

The crocodile has few natural predators, an armor of bony plates covering most of its body and strong jaws capable of crushing anything from bones to cast iron.

Sep 15th, 2011 | Comments

Supersize Crocs: Introduction

Conservationist Rom Whitaker searches for the last of the supersize crocodiles among the titans of the croc world: Nile crocodiles, saltwater crocodiles, and gharials.

Aug 26th, 2011 | Comments

Moment of Impact: Photos: Inside the Moment: Cuban Crocodile

To leap straight out of the water, the crocodiles use power from their tails, which have ball-and-socket joints between the vertebrae for maximum motion.

Feb 8th, 2010 | Comments

Supersize Crocs: Video: How To Measure a Croc

Crocodiles are too dangerous to approach with a tape measure. Rom Whitaker and an assistant use photography to make an estimation of a gharial's size.

Oct 1st, 2009 | Comments

Supersize Crocs: Interactive Crocodile Anatomy

Explore this interactive feature to learn about different aspects of the crocodile's anatomy.

Sep 30th, 2009 | Comments

Supersize Crocs: Video: Ambush Power

The Nile crocodile is known for its incredible ambush power. This amazing footage shows the crocodile nabbing its prey from the banks of the Grumeti River.

Sep 29th, 2009 | Comments
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