DINO> Crustacean Donation * Gore Factor * Cannibal Dinosaur * 65 million years in the making * DINOSAURNEWS

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Subject: Crustacean Donation * Gore Factor * Cannibal Dinosaur * 65 million 
in the making * DINOSAURNEWS

Welcome to this edition of  DINOSAURNEWS.

Last year we brought you 740 dinosaur stories of international interest
- this year we'll bring you 750 more!

For the full story visit the NEWS section of the FREE webzine at this
address: http://www.dinosaurnews.org

**  65 million years in the making You will first step into a
reconstruction of the Bernissart mine-shaft. Bernissart, in northwest
Belgium, was the site of the first dinosaurs ever unearthed.

**  Dinosaurs Up Museum's Gore factor He says he got them so cheap because
Colorado palaeontologist Mike Triebold will keep the casting rights to the
**  Volunteers help museum bring dinosaurs out of the past Here, deep
inside Dyche Hall in a part of the museum that most visitors never see,
the leg bone's connected to 140-million-year-old rock, and it's Curt
Freyhofer's job to separate the two

**  Donated fossil is a crustacean "I'm a little over it now, but it was
kind of like a worst nightmare come true,'' said Craig Plocica, director
of marketing and special events for the museum, who apologized for the

**  Supercroc Screens Again Scientists estimate that SuperCroc would have
had a bite force of 18,000 pounds (8,165 kilograms), or about the weight
of a Mack Truck

**  Feature Site: the Opal Fossils of South Australia The South Australian
Museum's site with fossil locations in Australia and "Meet the
Feature Publication  "James Lawrence Powell's book is a scientific
detective story that meticulously,exhaustively and painstakingly lays out
his case for why he thinks the dinosaurs got wiped out by a meteorite
impact. And Powell makes his case by combining such disciplines as
geology, palaeontology, chemistry, ecology, astronomy, and biology"   
Click on this link: Night Comes to the Cretaceous : Dinosaur Extinction
and the Transformation of Modern Geology
**  Fossil find sheds light on ancient plants A plant fossilised in 400
million-year-old Scottish quartz is giving scientists more clues about the
evolution of life from the sea on to the land

**  Madagascar Dinosaur Was a Cannibal, Scientists Say Although
researchers had suspected it, there has been little evidence of what was
on the dinosaur menu all those years ago, but scientists in the United
States said fossil bones from the flesh-eating Majungatholus remove any
doubt that it had a taste for members of its own species **  Dinosaur at
Orpheum to make grand return Taylor Studios in Rantoul refurbished the
deinonychus, which was stolen from outside the museum last October

**  Earliest salamanders discovered Scientists have discovered the
earliest examples of salamanders - specimens up to 165 million years old
- in fossil beds in Mongolia and China

**  Dinosaur experts to share their archaeological adventures Lecture and
slide show explains background behind Dragon Bones: When Dinosaurs Ruled
China, the exhibit now on display in the Royal B.C. Museum

**  3rd International Contest of Dinosaur Illustration  DINOSAURNEWS
webzine now read in 80 countries.  The latest Dinosaur News, Dinosaur
Books, Dinosaur Games, Dinolinks and a Dinomall.   Read something
ferocious this week: http://www.dinosaurnews.org

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