UT Crocodile Expert Featured on National Geographic Channel

Published: Sep 10, 2007

The University of Tampa’s resident croc expert talked about his research in a special on giant saltwater crocodiles airing on the National Geographic Channel on Sept. 12.

Dr. Mason Meers, chair of the biology department at UT, was featured in the show, “Explorer: Ultimate Crocodile,” which focused on one of nature’s most successful predators. In the special, Meers discussed how the bumps on a crocodile’s body may act like the dimples on a golf ball, helping the predator to travel through the water more swiftly and sneak up on unsuspecting prey.

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