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Scientists find largest dinosaur bone bed ever in Alberta

The dinosaur bones were discovered near the small town of Hilda in Alberta, Canada. (Incidentally, Hilda is near another small town called Medicine Hat, should Albertan geography ever come up at a pub quiz.) The bone bed is about 2.3 square kilometres, and the number of dinosaur fossils discovered has led scientists to hypthosise that the animals "were routinely wiped out by catastrophic tropical storms".   Read more: The Globe and Mail 


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