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4th Mar '17 1:01:12 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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'''''[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' is a blog by British paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].

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'''''[[http://blogs.[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' Zoology]] is a blog by British paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].
25th Feb '17 8:37:27 PM ElSquibbonator
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* KidnappingBirdOfPrey: Naish's [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html very first blog essay]] focused on this. The conclusion he reached was that large eagles are definitely capable of killing a small child, but not necessarily carrying them off.
25th Aug '15 4:03:15 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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The blog started out on [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/ Blogspot]] in 2006, then moved to [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/ Scienceblogs]] in 2007. In 2011, it moved to [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Scientific American]]. Naish also made the majority of his technical papers (several of which were covered on his blog) freely available [[http://darrennaish.wordpress.com/publications/ from here]].

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The blog started out on [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/ Blogspot]] in 2006, then moved to [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/ Scienceblogs]] in 2007. In 2011, it moved to [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Scientific American]]. Naish also made the majority of his technical papers (several of which were covered on his blog) freely available [[http://darrennaish.wordpress.com/publications/ from here]].
25th Aug '15 3:41:32 AM albertonykus
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Somewhat averted, as the frugivory in alligators (and caiman) post shows.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Somewhat averted, as the frugivory in alligators (and caiman) post shows. Played straight, however, in the post about [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/tool-use-in-crocodylians-crocodiles-and-alligators-use-sticks-as-lures-to-attract-waterbirds/ crocodylians using sticks to lure waterbirds to their deaths]].
23rd Aug '15 6:13:01 PM Adept
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* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: Waterfowl are another of Naish's favorite tetrapod groups and are frequently covered. Topics that fit this trope include the [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/05/make-that-ten-most-beautifully.html aggression of steamer ducks]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/03/23/duck-sex-to-interfere-or-not/ gang rape behavior in ducks]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/06/19/death-by-toxic-goose/ the retention of toxins in goose flesh]] (and subsequent poisoning of unfortunate individuals), [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2011/06/24/when-hornbills-bite/ whether or not waterfowl bites can break human skin]] (fortunately, most cannot, as it turns out), etc.
4th Aug '15 5:22:15 PM Adept
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* FrogsAndToads: Even among tetrapods, Naish appears to be quite fond of these. An ongoing series (since 2007) aims to cover all extant anuran groups.
19th Apr '15 4:45:19 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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'''''[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' is a blog by paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].

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'''''[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' is a blog by British paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].
17th Apr '15 2:36:54 PM Wyldchyld
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** And God help you if he actually writes an entire ''post'' in response to something a crank has said.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey.

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** And God help you if he actually writes an entire ''post'' in response to something a crank has said. \n* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey.


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* NobleBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey.
17th Dec '14 6:35:46 AM albertonykus
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: There were [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/07/02/biggest-ever-fish-has-been-revised/ a]] [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/09/01/inside-natures-giants-ser-2-shark/ few]] [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/10/13/ing-giant-squid-special/ cases]] when Naish wrote posts about animals that aren't tetrapods.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: There were [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/07/02/biggest-ever-fish-has-been-revised/ a]] [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/09/01/inside-natures-giants-ser-2-shark/ few]] [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/10/13/ing-giant-squid-special/ cases]] when Naish wrote posts about animals that aren't tetrapods. This was also the way he [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/12/17/300-articles-at-tet-zoo-ver-3/ celebrated]] the 300th post at Tet Zoo V. 3.
14th Nov '14 8:44:27 PM albertonykus
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* FanNickname: "Tet Zoo", a term also used by Naish himself.



* MissingEpisode: The 13th podcast episode.



* ScheduleSlip: Used to happen quite frequently, and there are numerous post series started years ago that have yet to be finished. Fortunately, years of blogging have made Naish GenreSavvy by now, and these days he tends to finish series on his computer ''before'' he starts posting them, reducing the chances of this trope occurring.
* ScienceMarchesOn: Occasionally befalls the blog posts, though some of them have been reposted in later versions of the blog with updates.
** Sometimes brought up in the posts (or even as entire posts themselves) when discussing the history of study on particular animals.
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