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Adam Britton
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Today we launched CrocBITE, the Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database. It's designed as a learning, archival and research tool to hopefully help address human-crocodile conflict issues, human safety, and therefore crocodilian conservation.
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Bats are, after all, honourary crocodiles. Misunderstood, awesome, have teeth. What more needs to be said?
 
Go batty!! Impress your friends with our top 10 bat facts on International Bat Night this weekend. 
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I must say that minibat is rather cute...

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Someone spilled coffee on my crocodile
 
JULY 8, 2012

Crocodile, Australia
Photograph by Florian Haid
Daintree River, Queensland, Australia
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Episode 10 of the CrocLog Podcast is here at last. It's worth the wait because it features an interview with the awesome Rom Whitaker. Brandon and I also discuss croc bite forces, National Park corruption, gharial and American crocodile recovery, Nile crocs biting things, and tidbits about Swimming with Crocodiles.
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They're replacing their teeth, every few weeks at first, then every few months. Each new tooth is larger, thicker, and slightly blunter than the last one. They're designed to puncture and hold, not cut, so they're much less sharp than - say - shark teeth are. But put enough force behind anything and it goes through pretty much anything.

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Have you ever wanted to know just how hard giant crocodiles can bite? Using data form the recent paper on crocodilian bite force, I calculated just how much force Lolong could put behind his bite.
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Two new CrocLog Podcast episodes in one week. Episode 12 interviews Subir Chowfin about gharial conservation in Corbett Tiger Reserve, India. http://t.co/wH6w3sTo

Episode 13 chats with Python Hunter Shawn Heflick about Christmas Croc Fest 2012, raising funds for the Critically Endangered Orinoco crocodile in Colombia. http://t.co/Ks30QgGp
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Tomorrow night on 60 Minutes Australia (Sunday 8pm EST Ch. Nine) we go diving with Nile crocodiles in the name of science. Here's a blog post with all the details and links. Join me for a web chat after the show on the 60 Minutes Nine website.
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Wow, crazy to dive with Crocs!

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A quick update on Lolong, and some good news on why it's all worth doing.
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Congratulations, Lolong! May he grow long(er) and prosper.

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NASA's State of Flux website is a stark visual lesson on the impact we're having on our home.
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  • Big Gecko
    Crocodile Specialist, 2006 - present
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I'm a crocodile specialist based in Darwin, Australia. I run the consultancy Big Gecko with my wife Erin. We do a variety of consultancy work (population management primarily), research (ecology and behaviour), training for rangers and indigenous communities, and a lot of film and television work. We have two dogs and five crocodiles, and we try to ensure they never meet.
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Bristol - Leeds - Hong Kong - Wakefield