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Started 10/22/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 100277 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/7/17

World's biggest dinosaur footprints found in north-western Australia

Richard Hunter lies next to the world's biggest dinosaur footprint

Scientists have published details of the world's biggest dinosaur footprints, found in Western Australia, with the sauropod prints measuring a whopping 1.7 metres.

They top a dinosaur footprint found in the Mongolian desert, reported last year, that measured 106cm.

Key points:

  • A number of 1.7m-long dinosaur footprints have been found north of Broome
  • The dinosaur that left the prints was the largest member of the sauropods, which includes dinosaurs such as the brontosaurus
  • The area was a large river delta 130 million years ago, with dinosaurs crossing wet sandy areas

The scientific description of the 1.7-metre footprints has been published by University of Queensland vertebrate palaeontologist Steve Salisbury, in the Memoir of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, after a two- to three-year peer review process.

The footprints were found on the north-western coast of Western Australia, where Dr Salisbury's research project has revealed the journeys of dinosaurs up and down the coast.

"We've got several tracks up in that area that are about 1.7 metres long," Dr Salisbury said.

"So most people would be able to fit inside tracks that big, and they indicate animals that are probably around 5.3 to 5.5 metres at the hip, which is enormous."

The dinosaur that left the prints on what is now sandstone rock platforms, on a remote coastline north of Broome, was the largest member of the sauropods, which includes well-known dinosaurs such as the brontosaurus.

"At first it would seem a footprint that size and an animal that big, is it scientifically possible?" Dr Salisbury said.

"These animals did exist. They were out there and we're seeing evidence of them having existed in the Kimberley 130 million years ago based on these tracks."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/world-biggest-dinosaur-footprint-found-north-western-wa/8391098

CaroWee

From: CaroWee

12/10/17

WOW that is some huge footprint!

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  • Edited December 10, 2017 11:03 pm  by  CaroWee
CaroWee

From: CaroWee

12/10/17

It depend where you are at? Usually it's on NBC in Canada.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/10/17

I know!  Massive dinosaurs in my own state!

I always thought Australia had the crappy dinosaurs.

SNL might be on cable here, but I don't have that.

Cheers,

Jenifer

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/14/17

A surfing pic for you.

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Surfing Dolphins

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/15/17

The best Australian beaches to visit this summer

Vincentia Beach, NSW

A woman enjoys a walk along Vincentia Beach on the NSW south coast, as  yacht is moored off the beach.

Tallow Beach, NSW

A man is dwarfed by the vastness of Tallow Beach at Byron Bay.

Whitehaven Beach, Qld

An aerial shot of a helicopter landed on Whitehaven Beach, Qld

Happy Bay, Qld

A boat is moored in a calm bay, framed by lush greenery.

Cable Beach, WA

An aerial shot of beach goers lining Cable Beach near Broome, WA

Emu Point, WA

A yacht moors in the calm waters of Emu Point bay, southern Western Australia

Sleaford Bay, SA

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/20/17

Best Drone shots of 2017

Red dirt going into the ocean after heavy rain

Pic of the week red dirt meets ocean

Drone discovered an island in Lake Joondalup (my state) looked like this!

Pic of the week heart island

Lake Argyle (also WA)

Pic of the Week Lake Argyle

A Sunday drive in NSW

The Franxton Road

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/25/17

Best Weather pictures from 2017

Storm's coming

Wooleen Lake fills

The Helensburgh Tunne

The monsoon is here

Morning mist

Bolt out of the blue

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More here : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-26/best-of-2017-weather/9268278

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/25/17

Anyone lost a croc?

Saltwater crocodile found on street in Heidelberg Heights in Melbourne's north

The discovery of a saltwater crocodile on a suburban street in Melbourne's north on Christmas night has left police and wildlife authorities scratching their heads.

Two people came across the one-metre-long reptile while walking in Heidelberg Heights about 8:30pm on Monday night.

It was "sitting quietly" on a footpath in the front yard of a business on Waiora Road, police said.

Officers were called to the scene, but decided to hand the case over to the experts and a reptile catcher came to help.

The catcher will look after the crocodile until staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning can collect it, police said.

It's not known where it came from or how it ended up at the business, which was closed for Christmas.

Police said anyone missing a crocodile, or with information about its owner, should contact them.

A saltwater crocodile ound on a street in Heidelberg Heights.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-26/walkers-stumble-on-saltwater-croc-in-melbourne/9285558

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