Dodo bones

Palaeontology is the study of fossils to learn how and why organisms evolved through time and how they functioned in their ecosystems. Mare aux Songes contains one of the largest bone concentrations on islands ever found. A bone layer upto 1.5 m thick spans two hectares and comprising millions of bones and bone fragments. Investigating these bones is essential in understanding how the dodo and other vertebrates lived and died in Mauritius. They also provide a crucial insight in the sensitivity of the animals to natural climate change and human impact. This blog informs you about the latest findings on bones and links you to relevant information.

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