Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dinosaurs liked Arches National Monument too!

Hiker finds 125 million-year-old dinosaur tracks near Moab

MOAB — A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.
So far, the location is being kept secret. But the public may get a chance to see the tracks as soon as a few weeks from now.
"It's tracks of the past, really, and it's very cool to be trying to preserve that information," science writer and volunteer Allyson Mathis said.
Volunteers are sweeping, scraping and brushing the stuff that's hidden the tracks from view for eons.
"Over 200 tracks that we're aware of so far that we've uncovered,” volunteer Lee Shenton said. “And at least one case where there's 17 consecutive prints from the same animal.
“I think it's going to be something really important. It has at least a dozen different animals."

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