“Terrible crocodile” unveiled

Editor’s note: Around 350 students from the Tropic area watched raptly on Tuesday (March 8th) as staff from the Monument and the Utah Museum of Natural History unveiled a skull cast of a 75-million-year-old animal known as Deinosuchus , whose name means “terrible crocodile”. A cast of the entire 35-foot-long specimen will be on display…

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Read our Winter 2011 newsletter

Our Winter 2011 newsletter is out. Please click the link below to read about: How Partners is aiding efforts to remove Russian olive in the Escalante River watershed Upcoming volunteer projects A recap of a science talk in January that packed the Kanab City Library Winter 2011 newsletter Happy reading, and thanks for your interest…

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Uranium mining meeting Wednesday! Please attend!

Please attend a public meeting in Fredonia next week and make your voice heard about uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. And if you can’t make the meeting, please comment on the draft environmental impact statement related to that mining. In 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar halted new uranium mining on around 1 million acres…

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New dino: Monument’s “monstrous murderer”

A hearty welcome to the new GSENM tyrannosaur that scientists from Carthage College and Brigham Young University named last week! The Monument (the Kaiparowits Plateau to be specific) has yielded yet another new dinosaur – this one a meat-eater related to the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex. The new name: Teratophoneus curriei. In rough English: “Currie’s monstrous…

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