Indominus Rex (S/F)

Indominus Rex was one of the Dinosaur attractions featured in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla NublarIndominus teeth . It’s name means ‘Fierce’ or ‘Untamable King’. The animal is about 40 ft in length, and its weight is currently unknownn. It was created in the Hammond Creation lab on the boardwalk. The animal carries a danger rating of ‘Very High’ and is due to be displayed in the theme park on June 2015.

The animal’s genetic material is taken from Carnotaurus, Indominus TeethMajungasaurus, Rugops, and Gigantosaurus. It’s roar is estimated to reach 140-160db, about the same decibel level as a jet plane. It can also reach speeds of 30mph in its enclosure. The animal’s teeth were constantly replaced throughout its life.

The eventual exhibit plan for Indominus Rex, would have had the animal displayed in an arena, similar to the Mosasaur feeding show. Guests would watch from a safe distance above the pen in a large auditorium. The pen appears also to have had a large section of the park devoted to it as well, connected to the Monorail.Indominus Pen

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John von Neumann (C/N)

John von Neumann (December 28th, 1903 – February 8th, 1957) was an Austrian-Hungarian and later American mathematician, physicist, polymath and inventor, known for making contributions in over fifteen fields, including economics and computing, and was a key figure in the concepts of the digital computer, cellular automata and the universal constructor.

While observing the sick Stegosaurus, Dr. Ian Malcolm states to Donald Gennaro that computers were built during the late 1940’s because mathematicians such as John von Neumann thought that having a computer would give you the ability to predict the weather.

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Robert Trent Jones (C/N)

Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (June 20th, 1906 – June 14th, 2000) was a golf course architect who designed or redesigned nearly five hundred golf courses in around forty states and thirty-five other countries around the world.

In a London Sunday Times article, Robert Muldoon is compared to the golf architect, saying that “What Robert Trent Jones is to golf courses, Robert Muldoon is to zoos: a designer of unsurpassed knowledge and skill”.

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Isla Nublar IMAX theater (S/F)

One of the amenities of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar was the IMAXimaxtheater Theater. The IMAX theater was located along the boardwalk surrounding the Lagoon. The IMAX theater boasted a capacity of 890 seats in its auditorium. The screen measured 100×400′ as well. In addition, the theater also hosted its own concession stand which served Hot Dogs. The IMAX theater screened an introductory film about the history of dinosaurs, and their future in Jurassic World.

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Isla Nublar Golf Course (S/F)

One of the amenities the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar provided for its guests Golf Coursewas a Golf Course. The Golf Course was 18 holes, and was professionally designed to be ‘world class.’ Use of the Golf Course may have been restricted to guests of the Isla Nublar Hilton, due to its prominent placement in the in-universe commercial for the hotel. Services provided included caddies and on-site catering so that guests would not need to leave their game to eat.

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Lascaux Caves (C/N)

Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwest France famous for it’s Paleolithic cavern paintings, which are the best preserved art to date. The paintings are estimated to be 17, 300 years old, and consist mostly of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.

While talking to Ellie Sattler while trapped inside the Safari Lodge, Dr. Ian Malcolm brings up the lives of the men who painted the art at Lascaux, while comparing the “advances in life” today.

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Alcatraz Island (C/N)

Located in the San Francisco bay, the small island (often referred to as “The Rock”) was developed with facilities, including a lighthouse, a military prison plus fortification, and a federal prison, popularly known as Alcatraz, which remained open from 1933 until 1963. In 1972, the island became a national recreation area, and recieved designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Shortly before landing on Isla Nublar, Dr. Ian Malcom said that the appearance of the island gave it a look similar to Alcatraz.

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Fred Hoyle (C/N)

Sir Fred Hoyle (June 24th, 2915 – August 20th, 2001) was an English astronomer famously know for his theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stances on other scientific matters, notably his rejection of the “Big Bang” theory, a term he originally coined on BBC radio. Hoyle was also a writer of science fiction, including several books co-written with his son Geoffrey Hoyle. He died in Bournemouth, England, after a series of strokes, at age eighty-six.

While observing the Procompsognathus fax, Ellie Sattler recalls how astronomer Fred Hoyle has claimed that a fossil winged dinosaur on display at the British Museum, Archaeopteryx, was a fraud, although it was later shown to be genuine.

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Isla Nublar Hilton (S/F)

The Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar had a Hilton resort for guests who wished Nublar Hiltonto stay for longer periods. The Hotel was rated five stars, and had its own Monorail station to connect it to the rest of the park. The Hotel boasted a 5,000 room capacity to accommodate the the influx of guests. Hotel amenities included a large pool complex as well as a luxury spa, as well as a fine dining restaurant on the top floor. Other amenities that may have been restricted to hotel guests included a golf course and tennis courts.

Hilton PoolThe lobby of the hotel contained an information booth and maps of the Island for guests. In addition each guest room contained a large flat screen television, a phone and a couch. The most expensive hotel room was the ‘Hammond Suite’ which the in-universe Jurassic World website boasts housed visiting heads of state, royalty, celebrities and Simon Masrani when they visited Nublar.

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Cretaceous Cruise (S/F)

The Cretaceous Cruise was one of the main attractions on the Jurassic World theme parkKayak on Isla Nublar. The Gyrosphere had a station at this attraction so that Guests could access the rest of the park from it. Guests on this attraction paddle down the river in special kayas and appear to be issued special Jurassic World life preservers. Each Canoe fits one guest, and one tour guide who helps the guest navigate the water.

The trip has requirements that guests must meet before boarding the attraction, as there is Dinosaurs alongside rivera fitness requirement. The difficulty of the river is listed as ‘class III Novice’ as well. The attraction also lists that 100 species of prehistoric life are available to be viewed by guests on this attraction. Dinosaurs that could be viewed on this attraction included Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus. 

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Monorail (S/F)

The Monorail was the main mode of locomotion in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla

Monorail stations throughout the park

Monorail stations throughout the park

Nublar.  The monorail moves on a track throughout the park, with the exception of the lagoon, where the track is on an elevated bridge. The Monorail ferried guests from the ferry to the main boardwalk. From there, guests could take the Monorail to any point in the park accessible to guests. The monorail departed from each station every 20 minutes.

 

 

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  1. The Ferry Landing
  2. Gyrosphere 
  3. Cretaceous Cruise
  4. Isla Nublar Hilton
  5. Golf Course
  6. Innovation Center
  7. Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
  8. through 12. are unknown as of now.
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Archaeornithomimus asiaticus (S/F)

Meaning “ancient bird mimic”, Archaeornithomimus was a species of ornithomimid dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago. Discovered in 1923 by Roy Chapman Andrews during an expedition, it was originally described under the name Ornithomimus asiaticus until it was later placed into it’s own genus by Dale Russel in 1972.

In one of the news articles on the Jurassic World website, one slide talks about how you can go around Isla Nublar faster than you can say Archaeornithomimus. Despite this, it has not been confirmed whether or not the animal will actually be seen in the movie, nor is it on the official species roster, although it will most likely not be in the movie, as it is not mentioned anywhere in any of the merchandise or other news.

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Gyrosphere (S/F)

Jurassic_World_GyrosphereThe Gyrosphere was one of the main attractions in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar. The attraction allowed visitors to experience the dinosaurs close-up while they were protected by a hard spherical ball. The Gyrosphere seated two visitors at a time, as they were strapped in, and enabled the visitors to stay seated while the ball moved around the dinosaur pen. The instructional video before boarding this attraction was narrated by Jimmy Fallon.

damaged gyrosphereDinosaurs that could be viewed during this attraction include the Apatosaurus and Ankylosaurus. The Gyrosphere was not impenetrable though, since at least one was damaged during normal park operations. There are also at least seven operating Gyrosphere pods, since the back of the seats lists it as ’07’.

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Masrani Oil Industries (S/F)

Established in the heart of Abu Dhabi, a port-city sitting in the middle of three continents,

Bahkri Sarraf, director of operations at Masrani Oil.

Masrani Oil has been sharing its resources to the rest of the world since 1996. In just a matter of less than a decade, Masrani Oil has seen its services expand from crude oil, natural gas production off the western coast of Australia, right through to the natural energy sources – namely wind, solar, and hydroelectric. Today Masrani Oil powers an estimated 21% of the world’s transportation sector, which ranges from automobiles, trucks and diesel trains to passenger aircraft.

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Mascom Network (S/F)

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James McClure, lead network engineer at Mascom.

Established in 1973 by Sanjay Masrani in India, Mascom was the satellite television pride of Asia – streaming over 45 channels up until 1992. After the untimely passing of its founder, Simon Masrani then took to the helm and guided his father’s company further than it had ever been previously. By establishing a setup in cellular connectivity, Mascom was able to expand across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and Asian markets – from Dubai to Shanghai.

Today Mascom represents worldwide digital communication. In a world full of televisions, radios, mobile phones, satellite phones, internet, and navigation systems, you can be sure that somewhere and somehow the information you are receiving has come through one of the twenty-nine Mascom satellites circumnavigating the globe from Earth’s exospheric layer. At Mascom, we are all about connecting you further. Connection is key.

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Tyrannosaur Paddock – Isla Nublar (C/N)

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Just  to the south of the Aviary is the Tyrannosaur Paddock in Jurassic Park. Surrounded by a 12 foot high electrified fence, and a deep moat just beyond within.  It was a well forested area with a lagoon, that the juvenile Tyrannosaur was known to catch fish in. There was also a field, and at the center was a hydraulic powered feeding system, that lifted up a goat from underground for the Tyrannosaurus rex to to eat. This was seen by the first visitors on the tour of Jurassic Park.

Throughout the paddock were censors, arranged geographically around a central point (like a compass) and given code numbers.  The following would be travelling from South to North: T/S/04 - T/S/03 - T/S/02 - T/S/01 (Central Point) T/N/01 -  T/N/02 - T/N/03 - T/N/04 - T/N/05 On the northern end, inside of the paddock was a maintenance building.

 

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Mosasaurus hoffmani (S/F)

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mosasaurus-detail-headerThe ‘Meuse River Lizard’ was discovered by Johan Leonard Hoffman and formally given a full scientific name by William Mantell in 1829. Mosasaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period from 70-66 million years ago. The animal was 60 feet long, and weighed 5 tons. Mosasaurus belonged to the genus Mosasauridae, and its bones have been recovered from Western Europe and North America. Mosasaurus preyed on fish, birds and other marine reptiles. The Mosasaur also possessed a second set of teeth in its upper palate to prevent its prey from escaping.

The Jurassic World theme Park on Isla Nublar housed an adult Mosasaurus. This animal was exhibited in a large lagoon in the center of Jurassic World’s boardwalk. The animal was central to an attraction known as the Mosasaurus Feeding show. The Mosasaurus was fed every two hours, before a semi-circular stadium overlooking the lagoon.

The Mosasaurus is given a threat level of ‘high’ on the in-universe Jurassic World website. In addition, the Mosasaurus is also described as being 15 tons, heavier then any previously described species of Mosasaur known. The Mosasaur is also large enough to eat a Great White shark in one bite, as well as drench an entire stadium due to the wave caused by its great mass.

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Huevos rancheros (C/N)

Huevos rancheros (ranchers eggs) is a popular breakfast dish consisting of eggs served in the style of mid-morning fare on rural Mexican farms. The dish consists mostly of fried eggs served upon lightly fried corn tortillas topped with a tomato-chili sauce, commonly served with re-fried beans, Mexican-style rice, and slices of avocado or guacamole are common accompaniments.

Before making their way to Isla Sorna, George Baselton was eating a plate of huevos rancheros inside the Chesperito Cantina, where Lewis Dodgson said it made him sick to look at the dish.

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Frozen Embryos (S/F)

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Frozen Embryos

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InGen stored its embryos of the dinosaurs found on the Isla Nublar resort, frozen in the Embryonics, Administration, and Laboratories Compound.

The embryos were contained in cryogenically cooled tanks, the embryos needing constant cooling to stay viable for use at any given time. The area surrounding the cryogenic tanks was under 24/7 security camera surveillance, to avoid any kind of theft of the embryos. The only known time the area was not under surveillance was during the infamous Isla Nublar Incident, where Dennis Nedry had all the systems disabled in order to gain access to the embryos, attempting to steal them under the employ of Lewis Dodgson. Given that the the embryos needed constant cooling in order to stay viable, Lewis Dodgson provided Nedry with the Barbasol Cryo-can, disguised as a regular shaving cream can which was infact a compartmentalized unit with a cooling system to transport the embryos safely.

 

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Dinosaurs of North America (C/N)

Dinosaurs of North America, by Helen Roney Sattler, was released in 1981, and was the first dinosaur book the author ever published.  The author strove to create a dinosaur book with no factual errors. The introduction was written by John Ostrom, and since it’s release, has won a Golden Kite Honor Book, ALA Notable Childrens Book, and is a Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book.

While exploring the Challenger trailers, Kelly Curtis finds a small bookshelf containing various titles, one of which is titled “Dinosaurs of North America”, which is presumed to be the book of the same name.

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Sioux Tipis (C/N)

horsestipiThe Sioux tribe, which lived in the Great Plains region of the United States, often lived and built tipis like the one pictured to the left. Comfortable, spacious and easy to transport, these were common throuought Sioux tribe territory. Consisting of three main support poles followed by several other poles, they were durable and often held up during high winds.

During Bob Morris‘s visit to Dr. Alan Grants digsite, he tells him about the tents they used on the digsite, where they use Blackfoot tipis. He states that Sioux tipis are built around three poles, whereas Blackfoot tipis are built around four. Since they were digging on Blackfoot territory, they thought it was fitting that they use Blackfoot tipis.

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Ultrasaurus tabriensis (C/N)

Ultrasaurus is a species of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, around 105 million years ago, discovered by Haang Mook Kim. Known only from parts of back vertebrae and part of an upper forearm, the species is considered to be false, since there is not enough fossil evidence to classify it into an existing sauropod family.

During their tour of the Jurassic Park facility in 1990, Ed Regis tells Lex Murphy that Brontosaurus is the largest dinosaur, although Tim Murphy states that Brachiosaurus was the largest dinosaur, and that some people thought that Ultrasaurus and Seismosaurus were even larger than Brachiosaurus.

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Natural History (C/N)

Founded by the American Museum of Natural History in 1900, Natural History is a magazine published in the United States and is published by Howard Richman. The stated mission of the magazine is to help promote public understanding of nature and science. As of 2013, the magazine is published in North Carolina and has ten issues published annually.

Before their expedition to Isla Sorna in 1995, George Baselton says to Lewis Dodgson about how he would write an article for Natural History or American Scholar, in the event that they do recover the genetic technology InGen used to clone the dinosaurs on the island.

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American Scholar (C/N)

The American Scholar is the quarterly magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, established in 1932. The magazine has won fourteen National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors from 1999 to present, including awards for General Excellence, and has also won four UTNE Independent Press Awards from Utne Reader, most recently in 2011 in the category “Best Writing”.

Before their expedition to Isla Sorna in 1995, George Baselton says to Lewis Dodgson about how he would write an article for the American Scholar or for Natural History, if they succeed in finding the genetic technology InGen used to clone the dinosaurs on the island.

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The Game of Life (C/N)

Devised by British mathematician J. H. Conway, the Game of Life is a theory that some universe is governed by very simple rules, with a grid with cells each of which could be live or dead, with four rules that manage the state of the cells:

  • Under-population: If the live cell has fewer than two living neighbors, it becomes dead.
  • Stability: Any live cell with two or three living neighbors remains alive.
  • Overcrowding: A live cell with more than three neighbors dies.
  • Reproduction: Any dead cell with exactly three neighbors is brought back to life.

During his lecture at the Santa Fe Institute, Dr. Ian Malcolm recalls about a series of evolutionary scenarios while conversing with Dr. Richard Levine, one of which is the Game of Life.

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Gravitholus albertae (C/N)

Gravitholus albertae (heavy dome) was discovered in 1979 by W. P. Wall and Peter Galton. It was a pachycephalosaurid dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, around seventy-five million years ago. Made up of only one species, paleontologists debate on whether the fossil specimen is synonymous with Stegoceras, or if it is its own genus, although recent papers indicate it may be a valid genus.

During their expedition on Isla Sorna in 1995, Dr. Richard Levine states that the dark green animals with domed heads are either Gravitholus or more likely Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis, though it’s hard to say for sure, since both animals have never been discovered with a full skeleton.

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University of Texas at Austin (C/N)

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The University of Texas at Austin (also known as UT Austin) is a state university that was founded in 1883 under the name “The University of Texas”, is located in Austin, and is about one mile from the Texas State Capitol. The college has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation, with over fifty thousand undergraduate and graduate students and over twenty-four thousand faculty and staff. The university has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” and is ranked as one of the top universities located in the United States.

Sometime before his role during his involvement with InGen, Dr. Ian Malcolm studied mathematics at the university, and according to Dr. Alan Grant, he was one of the most famous of the new generation of mathematicians who were interested in “how the real world works”.

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The Muppets (C/N)

The Muppets, created by Jim Henson in 1955, are a group of puppet characters best known for their absurdi, slap-stick style of variety-sketch comedy. The word “muppet”, according to the creator, is a blend of the words “puppet” and “marionette”, but he also claimed it was a word he coined. First debuting in 1955 on the television program “Sam and Friends”, they began appearing on the kids show “Sesame Street”, and their popularity increased as the characters became popular with children.

Before being bitten by the Compsognathus on the beach in Cabo Blanco, Tina Bowman recalled seeing a three-toed sloth at a zoo in San Jose, and said that it reminded her of a Muppets character, and that it looked harmless.

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“Basilisk Lizard” Fax Report (C/N)

The fax report sent to Marty Guitierrez from Dr. Richard Stone was concerning the data results from the half eaten Compsognathus material he found while on the beaches of Cabo Blanco. It goes as follows:

SUBJECT: Basiliscus amoratus with genetic anomaly (forwarded from Dr. Simpsons office)

MATERIALS: posterior segment, ? partially eaten animal

PROCEDURES PERFORMED: X ray, microscopic, immunological RTX for viral, parasitic, bacterial disease.

FINDINGS: No histologic or immunologic evidence for any communicale disease in man in this Basiliscus amoratus sample.

(signed)

Richard A. Stone, M.D., director

Guitierrez made two assumptions based on the report; that the sample had been indeed confirmed to be a Basilisk lizard, and that the absense of communicable disease meant the recent lizard bite episodes posed no serious health hazards on Costa Rica, but he still felt that the sample was a lizard species, having been driven from its home, was coming into human contact, and that the biting incidents would end once the lizards settled down.

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West Indian Lilac (S/F)

Disambiguation Links Melia azedarach (West Indian lilac) (C/N)

Tetrazyiga bicolor (often referred to as West Indian Lilac) is a WestIndianLilacflowering plant species apart of the glory bush family, Melastomataceae. Native to the southern region of Florida and and the Carribean, it can reach a height of nearly thirty feet, and it’s flowers are usually white or pink, with oval-shaped brown fruit that often attracts birds.

During the Isla Nublar Incident, Dr. Sattler discovers that the sick Triceratops was not eating the West Indian Lilac shrubs, but was accidentally ingesting the poisonous berries while it was searching for new stones to ingest for it’s gizzard, which helps the digestion process. It would regurgitate the old, smooth stones and, while ingesting new stones, would ingest the berries in the process.

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One America Plaza (S/F)

markywarkyStanding at five hundred feet tall and holding the title as the tallest building in San Diego, One America Plaza is an obelisk-shaped building designed by Helmut Jahn, and stands in the waterfront district of the downtown San Diego area. Having thirty-four stories and being completed in 1991, the tower is a prominent fixture in the San Diego skyline.

During the San Diego Incident in 1997, the bull Tyrannosaurus was seen bellowing out towards the city, and One America Plaza is clearly seen in the backdrop of the tyrannosaur.

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Manson crater (C/N)

The Manson impact crater, which is located near the city of Manson, Iowa, is where an asteroid or comet nucleus struck the Earth during the Cretaceous Period, approximately seventy-four million years ago. It was one of the largest known impact events to have happened in North America, and was previously thought to have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs until isotopic ages proved that it was too old.

In the recording Richard Levine given to Arby and Kelly‘s teacher, he lectures about the crater, and states that scientists now think the crater was too small by an order of magnitude, and that the current candidate is the crater near Mérida, located in the Yucatan peninsula. He incorrectly states, however, that the crater was formed sixty five million years ago, when in reality it had formed nine million years before.

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Artie Bridges (S/F-TG)

Artie Bridges was a former employee of Jurassic Park, who was the head of the janitorial staff. Although not seen during the Isla Nublar Incident, he is mentioned by Dr. Laura Sorkin when she talks about her ‘radio show’, where she would hack into the system and play some choice cuts from her collection of music. According to her, he would beg her to let him sing some of his songs, saying it was his dream to be in radio.

Later on, when Billy Yoder accidentally turns off the power, when it comes back on, the system plays a recording of Artie Bridges, taped seemingly before the Isla Nublar Incident. Before the tape ends, he sings a song which is played during Oscar Morale’s battle with a Velociraptor.

Afterwards, he is not mentioned again. It is presumed that he made it off the island alive, as it’s said by Dr. Sorkin that “it sounds like he recorded this last bit of tape, and then took off.”

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Beach Skin Sample Slides (C/N)

There are four slides that Elizabeth Gelman made from the tissue sample Dr. Ian Malcolm sent her. While he visited her at the  San Francisco Zoo, she presented them to him in a small private conference room. The first slide was a closeup of the remains and consisted of animal tissue in a very advanced state of necrosis, the sample measured four centimeters by six centimeters. Attached to the sample was a green plastic tag, cut by a dull knife from what she could tell.

The second slide was a microscopic view; “…a gross histologic section through the superficial epidermis.” There were patchy, ragged gaps where the postmortem necrotic change eroded the surface of the skin. On this slide the density of the chromatophores, which are the pigment bearing cells, could also be seen. The difference between melanophores and allophores could be seen on this slide as well. Elizabeth noted that it was suggestive of lacerta or amblyrhnynchus, a lizard. On the left side of the projector screen she pointed out that there was a slight rim around a cell, leading her to believe it was muscle, and that the chromatophore could open and close. So the creature could change the color of its skin like a chameleon. There was also a large oval shape with a pale center. It was the pore of a femoral scent gland, indicating that it was a male, since only male lizards have femoral glands. The white waxy substance within was still being analyzed at the time of his visit.

The third slide was a view of the subcutaneous layers, which were highly distorted from the clostridia infection that caused the gas that bloated the dead animal. The vessels were surrounded by smooth muscle fibers, which is not a characteristic of a lizard, but rather is a characteristic of warm-blooded creatures. “Not really mammalia, but perhaps avian.”

The fourth slide was a microscopic view of the small sample of blood that was extracted. Elizabeth indicated that the nucleated red cells are a characteristic of birds, not mammalia. Atypical hemoglobin, which was different in several base pairs from lizards was found. There was an aberrant white cell structure as well. While they did not have enough material to fully determine it, they suspected that the animal had a highly unusual immune system.

Quotes found in the Jurassic Park novel: First Configuration – Tag (page 57 in the paperback edition)

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Professor Coffmann (C/N)

Professor Coffmann was Sarah Harding‘s old professor. Sarah described him as “one of those hard-drinking Hemingway types, with lots of affairs at home, and lots of tales of his adventures with the orangutans in Sumatra, the ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar.” At one point in time, he visited Sarah Harding in Africa, where she took him to visit a kill site in the savannah, where he promptly passed out. She recalls that he weighed more than two hundred pounds, and she had to drag him out by the collar while the lions circled and snarled at her. She notes that it “had been a good lesson for her”.

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