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Re: GRANICONES, AUSSIE PLESIOSAUR
On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> Have seen on the newswires a story about a new Cretaceous
> plesiosaur specimen found in South Australia and being
> worked on by Ben Kear. The articles also mention a Ben
> McHenry who is also involved with the specimen. I assume
> this isn't a jumbled reference to our own beloved Colin.
> Does anyone know otherwise?
Four scientists from the South Australian Museum returned to the state's
far north at the weekend to excavate a prehistoric reptile resembling the
Loch Ness monster.
Paleontologist Ben Kear said the bones of the rare 7m-long marine reptile
would fetch thousands of dollars on the black market.
The museum's Ben McHenry is aware of dozens of fossil sites across the
country kept secret for fear of attracting poachers.