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Dinosaurs Groggy Before King Hit * The Loch Ness Fossil * Paleo Superglues * $3.9-million Dinosaur Centre

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**  Eastend residents officially open $3.9-million dinosaur centre
Discovered in 1991 in the Frenchman River Valley, the 65-million-year-old
dinosaur skeleton was excavated by paleontologists from the Royal
Saskatchewan Museum in 1994

**  'Paleo superglues' connect dino parts
The final work comes with an air abrasive unit, which is a tiny sandblaster,
which can use a cleaning agent as hard as sand or as soft as talcum powder
(see also Giffen story below)

**  Local teacher digs up dinosaur bones
The teachers helped the museum's paleontologist and area researchers
prospect, excavate, map and jacket several specimens of the dinosaur
Pleurocoelus at the dig.

**  Giffen's bones must be removed one by one
If some are missing, paleontologists could use the similar bones from a
different dinosaur, scale them down because "Giffen" is a sub-adult, and
then cast them


**  Farewell T Rex
The fearsome Tyrant Lizard holds a unique place in the psyche of every
little dino-nut and to have it shrunk by a metre and a half then dwarfed by
some poorly known contemporaries seems to be more than a little

**  Paleontologist Finds Cache of New Carnivorous Creature
In a Utah mesa, the dinosaur expert recently uncovered a huge cache of
well-preserved bones that belonged to a very bird-like meat-eating beast
estimated to be between 125- to 150-million years old.

**  Feature Site: University of Wyoming Geological Museum
Housing more than 50,000 cataloged fossil, rock, and mineral specimens, it
is an important source of information for researchers throughout the world

**  Dinosaurs groggy before king hit
A three-year study by New Zealand scientists of six key fossil and sediment
sites in Canterbury, Marlborough, and the West Coast has revealed the
existence of a long-term climatic cooling before the impact, which could
mean an unknown number of dinosaurs and other species were already in sharp
decline when the asteroid hit

**  Dinosaur fossil found at Scotland's Loch Ness
A Jurassic-era fossil of four perfectly preserved vertebrae from what is
believed to have been a 35-foot long plesiosaur was found by a man who
plucked it from shallow water on the bank of the loch

**  Dig those bones
Clare Taylor, of Boneidols, spends 10 hours a day scouring beaches on the
Isle of Wight for dinosaur relics to set into her precious metal designs

**  Museum offers program on digging up dinosaurs
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will present a special
program, "From Excavation to Exhibit! How Dinosaurs Make It to the Museum."

**  Flight theory has legs
Anatomists and palaeontologists have generally favoured the "top down"
theory - that some time during the Jurassic period before about 150 million
years ago, dinosaurs clambered up trees and eventually, after developing
feathers and bristles and learning to glide to the ground, the art of flying
somehow evolved

**  The Durham Light Infantry Museum is hosting a dinosaur exhibit, "
Discover Jurassic ", from 26 July to 7 September.

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