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[dinosaur] Chasmosaurus skull helicopter problems + Borealopelta + Balve dino site in Germany + memorial ceremony for dinosaur + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


A number of news stories about Jordan Mallon  trying to helicopter a big Chasmosaurus skull out of the secret Hilda Mega Bonebed  in Alberta for preparation at ROM in Ottawa--update from Twitter: "Lift was postponed again today due to fog. To be rescheduled next month"--so it's still stuck on site for now:


http://medicinehatnews.com/news/local-news/2017/08/05/dinosaur-digging-near-hilda/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/dinosaur-ottawa-triceratops-museum-2017-1.4235779

http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/08/03/museum-prepares-to-fly-ottawas-next-one-tonne-dino-skull-out-of-an-alberta-hillside

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=&mediaIds=1017212995611&U=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&contentarea=news&subsection1=regions&subsection2=ottawa&subsection3=ottawamorning&contenttype=audio

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Borealopelta coloration and why countershading would not be effective against  big, tall theropods (i.e.,  Acrocanthosaurus)

http://www.palaeocast.com/evidence-of-intense-predation-pressures-on-ancient-megafauna/

Also, more on Borealopelta

http://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2017/08/borealopelta.html

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/meet-borealopelta-markmitchelli/

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German paleontologist Achim Schwermann from the LWL-Museum für Naturkunde in Münster continues to work at Germany's biggest dinosaur graveyard at Balve (Early Cretaceous, 130 million years ago), including using wet-sifting for microfossils and clues to the ancient environment; discoveries include mammal teeth (in German)

https://www.wp.de/staedte/balve/jurassic-park-balve-dr-schwermann-jagt-dinos-id211436955.html



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Fossil-rich dinosaur site at Torrelara in Burgos, Spain (in Spanish)


http://burgosconecta.es/2017/08/05/torrelara-tiene-mucho-dinosaurio-por-descubrir/

 

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Fumanya dinosaur track site in Catalonia is  only such Interpretative Center in Spain (in Spanish)


https://www.hosteltur.com/comunidad/nota/019676_mas-de-1500-personas-han-visitado-el-centro-de-dinosaurios-de-fumanya.html



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Temnospondyl tracks from Permian apparently not getting much attention from local government where they were found near  Laciana and Babia in Spain, although experts in Catalonia are interested (in Spanish)


http://www.diariodeleon.es/noticias/cultura/solo-cataluna-muestra-interes-fosil-laciana_1175819.html



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Tambach "loving couple" (Seymouria pair)  discovery celebrates 20 years (in German)



http://gotha.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/gotha/startseite/detail/-/specific/Tambacher-Liebespaar-vor-20-Jahren-entdeckt-164864392


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German amateur fossil collector ("hobby paleontologist" to translate the German)  Sönke Simonsen, who found Westaphaliasaurus skeleton and was recently awarded additional compensation for the value of the find (in German)



https://www.welt.de/regionales/nrw/article167391783/Vom-Glueck-der-Fossiliensammler.html


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Memorial ceremony with flowers and prayers held for dinosaurs and other fossils at Mukawa Township, Hokkaido, Japan, where the nearly complete skeleton of a hadrosaur was found. Mayor Takenaka said that he wanted to show gratitude and reverence to the fossils of the sea and land gifted from the ancient earth.  "I want to offer a prayer to fossils that had been asleep for a long time in the ground." (in Japanese) 

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20170806-OYT1T50036.html

See:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-japan-largest-dinosaur-skeleton.html

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Park in Canary Islands bans dinosaurs but allows pets on leash (in Spanish)


http://www.abc.es/espana/canarias/abci-cachondeo-canarias-prohibir-dinosaurios-parque-201707282221_noticia.html

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Videos

 

Menefee Expedition Log: May 29-31, 2017 in New Mexico


White Mountain Dino


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyxRmak2Lo



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More about finds at Angeac-Charente in France = sauropod footprint (in French)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8VfCW9WDng





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