Paleontologists aren’t short on work; in fact, they’re still digging up dinosaur bones that were buried deep in the earth millions of years ago. Last week, a group of researchers led by Scott Sampson, the vice president of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, unearthed a new species of horned dinosaur that belongs to the same family as Triceratops. The dinosaur was found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. And in this month’s 5280, we caught up with another of the Museum’s dinosaur hunters: paleontologist Joe Sertich. Sertich recently announced his own discovery of a “new” dinosaur from Madagascar. In our Q&A, Sertich spills about his search methods, the best part of his job, and his run-in with a man-eating alligator.
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