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redleaf101 posted a topic in Fossil NewsEfforts are ramping up to have this region added to the Canadian geopark family. The UNESCO folks just finished their visit. Let's wish them all the success! Possible Nova Scotian United Nations geopark a hidden gem - Keenan
redleaf101 posted a topic in Fossil Literature'Dawning of the Dinosaurs', by Harry Thurston, came out in the mid-90s and highlights the discoveries made in the Parrsboro region, where Canada's oldest dinosaurs were found at Wassons Bluff. Amidst the many volcanic basalt, there are these red sandstone cliffs that contain buried treasures from the Triassic. Parrsboro was also the location where the world's smallest dinosaur footprints were found by Eldon George in the mid-80s. What is also fascinating about the dinosaur skeletons are the state they are in: many have been fracture by faulting, giving them the name 'quake dinos'. Other animals of interest were some of the biggest crocodiles that ever lived! The research is still ongoing at Wassons Bluff and still yield many interesting specimens. http://www.nimbus.ca/