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News Archive - July 2009
Site Updates, new JP 2009 Toyline Information
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 20:16 PM (Eastern Time)
Got a new round of site updates here on Jurassic Park Legacy. So far we have updated our own little Jurassic Park Wiki also known as the Jurassic Park Encyclopedia with new classifications in the Movie Database on Pachycephalosaurus and Parasaurolophus. The General Notes section is also a prime new revision to the data we have found on the latest paleontological finds.
Miscellaneous updates are grammatical corrections, archiving of news, and a bunch of other exciting stuff in this area. The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park Chaos Effect toy sections got some updates about some unreleased toys. Did we mention a new section? The Jurassic Park Explorer DVD game launched approximately two years ago finally has its own section on the site under the Games menu.
If you folks will remember our anonymous tip the other day about a brand new Jurassic Park special coming to life on The Weather Channel this August. It will be playing August 9th at 8:30pm ET/PT. Here is what you can expect from the special:
Fantasy and reality collide as the cast and crew of the film "Jurassic Park" face the most powerful hurricane to hit the Hawaiian islands in over a century. Hurricane Iniki's piercing rains and 145 mile per hour winds take Steven Spielberg and company by surprise, destroying sets and trapping the filmmakers on the island of Kauai. Through never before seen footage, and brand new interviews with the cast and crew of "Jurassic Park," "Storm Stories" tells the amazing tale of survival and the ingenuity of a film crew trapped in a disaster.
Folks this sounds exciting! Also included is an exclusive clip sent to us for your viewing pleasure! (Be sure to double-click the QuickTime Clip below to start and click the clip to stop)
A new Jurassic Park Special?
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 22:14 PM (Eastern Time)
That's right, according to an anonymous source who contacted us by way of e-mail here at JPLegacy a new Jurassic Park special may be hitting your television air waves this August. The Weather Channel is doing a new television special on how Hurricane Inki had an effect on the production of Jurassic Park. Scheduled to feature new interviews with cast and crew, this special is a must-view for all JP fans. Stay tuned to Jurassic Park Legacy for further information as it becomes available!
World's largest dinosaur skeleton in Japan
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 13:19 PM (Eastern Time)
abc7news reports world's largest dino skeleton replica assembled.
Mamenchisaurus holds another record- the world's largest dinosaur skeleton. What was thought to be an almost 100 foot-long Mamenchisaurus (complete with 50 foot-long neck) individual is actually a gigantic 115 foot beast.
The individual is longer than "Seismosaurus" (actually an old Diplodocus) and even Supersaurus, the longest dinosaur known until now. Can you imagine how long the neck of that giant is?
The title is slightly misleading; the largest mounted dinosaur skeleton is from an Argentinosaurus at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, at 123 feet. However, this is far bigger than the real animal. Thus, Mamenchisaurus is currently the longest dinosaur skeleton ever mounted without the use of over-sized estimations.
Palaeontologists working on the Winton Formation in Queensland, Australia have recently unveiled their latest discovery; three previously unknown dinosaur species whose fossils date back almost 100 million years to the mid-Cretaceous era.
Australovenator wintonensis is a carnivore, described by palaeontologist Scott Hucknell as "the cheetah of his time", features three large claws on each hand and was found in a 98 million year old stagnant pond along with what is presumed to be his prey, the stocky sauropod Diamantinasaurus matildae.
Also discovered was the titanosaur Witonotitan wattsi, another sauropod.