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Skin & Bones - Meet the Scientist Daryl Domning

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Daryl Domning is a Professor of Anatomy at Howard University. He shares his interest for studying skeletons that have been an integral part of his career. This video is one of a series taken from the mobile app Skin & Bones. The app brings animal skeletons to life through 3D imagery in the Bone Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

13 Jun 2019

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Well, I've always been attracted by bones and I was already interested
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in them by it and time I was in the 4th grade not earlier.
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Growing up down in Buloxi, Mississippi and the Gulf
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Coast used to pick up any kinds of bones. I could
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find on the beach or the barrier islands had quite a
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collection of them by the time I was in high school.
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My parents were very encouraging that are at least permissive my.
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Mother was willing to accept a rattlesnake in the freezer at one point
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but mostly my specimen stayed out in the backyard or in the workshop.
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I guess the first manatee, I ever saw was one in in captivity in
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Bradenton, FL their Snooty. He is called and he is still alive and in
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captivity. There today is the oldest manatee in captivity. I think
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he's about one year, younger than I am, but he still a popular draw
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there at the museum in Bradenton.
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Well, I guess to do the kind of work. I do you gotta be you gotta have
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a good deal of what the Germans Calls? Its flash patience perseverance
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you don't mind the tedium because it's what you'd rather be doing than
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anything else. So it takes a certain personality profile. I guess to
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put up with that work or in fact enjoy it but.