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Dinosaurs in the Deep/Norway expedition

Hi all,

Sorry for the cross posting but I thought it would be of interest to both groups. As many of you may know, Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum has been involved in research into the 1916 sinking of the Canadian ship SS Mount Temple and her dinosaur cargo in the North Atlantic. The ship that sank the Mount Temple was herself sunk in Norway in an Allied air attack in 1945. He has recently been given the unique opportunity to join a multi-national expedition going to Norway where they will visit the site of the 1945 sinking as part of his larger Mount Temple research project. The Norway trip will include surface and underwater investigations of the shipwreck, WWII plane wrecks, and other items of interest.

It is planned to have an illustrated daily diary of the Norway expedition beginning today (Feb. 27th) or tomorrow through March 7th to be found at the www.ssmounttemple.com website. To view this diary, go to the front page and look for a link entitled something like "Project Oldenburg daily diary" (his webmaster hasn't specified what it will be called yet). Darren will send daily updates with pictures and if all goes well, they should be posted every day.

It should prove to be an interesting trip to visit the ship with dark ties to vertebrate paleontology that many of us have read about over the years.


Patty Ralrick
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada