Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Alberta's dinosaur bones recognized on the world stage?

Alberta's own Dinosaur Provincial Park is in competition for the "New 7 Wonders of Nature". See the full story here.

Dinosaur Provincial Park was named Canada's official entry for the contest, after beating Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, the Maritime's Bay of Fundy, Quebec's Rocher Perce and Ontario's Long Point Sand Spit during the first round of voting, which finished on Dec. 31.

The provincial park, which lies in the valley of the Red Deer River, is renowned as one of the great fossil beds in the world. Thirty-nine dinosaur species have been unearthed there, with more than 500 specimens removed and exhibited around the world. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

To find out more about the contest, or cast your votes, the official website is

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