It's about as far from an ocean as you can get, and one of the last places you might expect to discover the remnants of a prehistoric sea monster that once ruled the marine world. But some of Canada's richest deposits of marine dinosaurs are found in the sand-like soil of Morden, Man., about 100 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.Sounds like a great vacation spot to me.
It's here that researchers, families and even school children have unearthed the remains of 80-million-year-old reptiles.
The treasure trove of skeletons discovered just outside the town prompted enthusiasts in 1979 to pool their collection of ancient bones and establish what is now the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, the country's largest collection of marine reptile fossils.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Meanwhile, in Manitoba There be Fossils!
Chinta Puxley of the Manitoba Daily Gleaner is telling her readers to come dig for prehistoric sea creatures. She writes: