Tuesday, 28 March 2017

As A Kid,

I was fascinated by dinosaurs,


still am actually, and best of all the really big ones, I guess the same is true of many kids today, so it was with great interest that I found out about the largest known dinosaur footprint in the world discovered in Western Australia, in Kimberley, better known for its diamonds perhaps, the area is three times larger than England, with a population of less than 40,000, spread over Australia's entire north-western corner, a research team, which was comprised of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University, recorded twenty-one types of fossil footprints stamped into the sandstones of the Dampier Peninsula, they recently published their findings in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and here is the good news,


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one footprint spanned five feet and nine inches in length, making it the largest dinosaur track ever discovered, according to CNN’s Joshua Berlinger, the print was left by a sauropod, a long-necked, four-legged herbivore, the video above gives really cool laid back account of the discovery, but for more information have a look at this article in yesterday's Smithsonian


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