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Re: Dinosaurs in the Deep/Norway expedition

Glad to hear that Darren is finally getting out to see the Oldenburg. 
For those of you who aren't familiar with the story of Mount Temple's
sinking, he wrote a great article not too long ago for Canadian
I really hope Darren gets his wish and has the opportunity to visit
the sunken Mount Temple as well.  He's convinced me that Sternberg's
fossils might very well have survived the ocean elements all these

Jordan Mallon

4th year undergraduate student, Carleton University
Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoecology

Paleoart website: http://www.geocities.com/paleoportfolio/
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 16:38:32 +0000, Patty Ralrick
<pattyralrick@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Enjoy!
> Patty
> **********************************************************
> Patty Ralrick
> Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
> University of Calgary
> Calgary, Alberta, Canada