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May 19 2016

Dino tracks discovered on pipeline route

Posted by Coastal GasLink

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Surveying along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route this spring has turned up rare dinosaur tracks from the Late Cretaceous period, dating back between 93 and 95 million years.

The 670-kilometre proposed pipeline project would carry natural gas from frack wells and storage facilities in the Groundbirch area just west of Dawson Creek, to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat.

The hand and footprints found along the study area are from an Ankylosaurus, an armoured dinosaur.

Tracks like these, from the Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous era, are not common around the world according to Dr. Rich McCrea of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre.

Read the full story in the Dawson Creek Mirror