Deepest dinosaur finding
Last updated: December 18, 2017 at 5:09 am
The discovery of Norway’s first dinosaur happened in the North Sea at a depth of 7,400 ft (2,256 m) below the seabed. The fossil, which consisted of only a crushed knucklebone, was found in a drilling core — a long cylinder of rock — that came from an exploration well at the Snorre Oil Field. Norway’s first dinosaur fossil was a Plateosaurus, a species up to 30 ft (9 m) long and weighing up to four tons. It lived in Europe and on Greenland 210 to 195 million years ago, at the end of the Triassic Period.
The Research Council of Norway
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.