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Trip to the Sahara barren region with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his workforce of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, lengthy hours of inauspicious paintings, and, ultimately, the enjoyment of gaining knowledge of a brand new species of dinosaur!
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No one knows what color dinosaurs were, so Josh could choose whatever color he liked. “Let’s make ours green,” he said. 43 Traveling through the swamp Josh and the team geologist, Ken Lacovara, wanted to find out more about the environment in which their seashore giant lived, so they traveled into the biggest swamp in the United States—the Everglades in Florida. The region is peppered with many thousands of tiny islands. Tides from the Gulf of Mexico lap over the mud. 44 Alligators, manatees, fish, and turtles swam beneath the water, but Josh and Ken were more interested in tree roots and deposits of mud and sand.
During the age of the dinosaurs, continents collided and broke apart and oceans came and went. 34 Matt found another site littered with the fossils of fish, turtles, crocodiles, and other creatures that lived in this tidal mudflat. Leaf fossil This was more evidence that the dusty desert may have been a very different place 100 million years ago. Fossilized skull bone of a giant coelacanth fish 35 As the days sped by, the pile of rocks and fossilized bones grew. The field workers had shifted five and a half tons.
Let’s make ours green,” he said. 43 Traveling through the swamp Josh and the team geologist, Ken Lacovara, wanted to find out more about the environment in which their seashore giant lived, so they traveled into the biggest swamp in the United States—the Everglades in Florida. The region is peppered with many thousands of tiny islands. Tides from the Gulf of Mexico lap over the mud. 44 Alligators, manatees, fish, and turtles swam beneath the water, but Josh and Ken were more interested in tree roots and deposits of mud and sand.