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Crypto-Science: Does Bigfoot Walk Among Us?

Crypto-Science: Does Bigfoot Walk Among Us?

When asked to be a judge on 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty Dr. Todd Disotell said yes. Cryptozoology—the search for animals that may not exist, such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster—isn’t one of his key research interests, but TV appearances enable him to talk about science in front of a huge audience. Working on the show also forced him to create new methods. Because the Bigfoot show was filmed at remote campsites, Disotell had to develop a portable DNA lab and figure out the best way to quickly analyze a high volume of samples. “It led to a technique we had never done before called environmental DNA sampling,” he says. Join us tonight as we talk with Dr. Disotell about his work with DNA, the quest for Bigfoot,and what it can tell us about ourselves!'