Deepest Dinosaur Fossil
This is relatively old given that it was reported on back at the end of April, but for those who aren’t aware: A 200 million year old dinosaur fossil was discovered in Norway (their first dinosaur) after workers on an offshore oil platform pulled up a sediment core taken 1.4 miles below the sea floor!
“It’s the first time a dinosaur bone has ever been found in such a deep core,” Dr Hurum told the BBC News website.
Marine reptile fossils have been found in some previous North Sea drill cores, but to find a terrestrial animal at such a depth is rare.
“To drill through a terrestrial animal is much rarer because there are so many more marine sediments there,” Dr Hurum, assistant professor of vertebrate palaeontology at Oslo’s Natural History Museum, explained.
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