The field assistant to Dr. Sarah Harding, she is a native African and often accompanied Dr. Harding in night-time research observations. During the summer of 1995, Makena assisted Dr. Harding during one such of these observations on the Savannah of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, as Dr. Harding documented a pack of hyenas hunting. When Harding attempted to get closer to the pack, Makena protested, cautioning Dr. Harding of the unwise action.
A Lab Technician at the Tropical Diseases Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. She was said to have had a wild imagination; and, upon seeing Tina Bowman‘s sketch of a Procompsognathus she told the doctors that it was a dinosaur. Since she couldn’t convince them, she faxed an x-ray of the animal to Dr. Alan Grant, apparently hoping he could tip the scales.
Nublar Nursery Technician
Welder at Thorne Mobile Field Systems.
InGen Employee on Isla Sorna Site B
A friend of Jack Thorne whom he needed to contact in order to go to Costa Rica.
Barney Fellows worked at Symbolics near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When computer programmer Dennis Nedry was contracted by InGen to build a park control program that required 3 Billion fields of data records, Nedry consulted with Fellows to discuss why a company would require the use of so much data. Unfortunately, all Nedry could find out was that InGen was working with DNA sequencing, as Nedry could not give very much information due to being under a nondisclosure agreement.
Captain of the Anne B, a ship that made routine supply runs to Isla Nublar and possibly Isla Sorna. After at least three escaped Velociraptors were seen stowing away on the stern of the ship by Lex Murphy and Dr. Alan Grant, Freddie Farrell was contacted by Tim Murphy and Donald Gennaro, who urged him to cancel his dock at Puntarenas for safety reasons. Although hesitant at first due to Tim’s youthfulness, Farrell eventually complied after Gennaro “threatened” him with made-up legal action.
Ed James was a Biosyn agent hired by Lewis Dodgson to shadow all the individuals involved in the Isla Nublar Incident. However, he failed to notice that Kelly Curtis and Arby Benton were aiding Richard Levine in his research for the Isla Sorna Expedition. Levine seemed to have some knowledge of James’s surveillance, although whether he grasped who James worked for is unclear. His methods of surveillance were borderline illegal, including planting bugs in Levine’s apartment.
Physicist at Berkeley to whom Ellie Sattler was married to.
“Ellen Sattler Reiman,” James Said, pushing across a photo. “Botanist, used to be involved with Grant. Now married to a physicist at Berkeley and has a young son and daughter.” Quote found in The Lost World novel:First Configuration – Palo Alto (page 37 in the paperback edition)
At some point in time, Alan Grant got married to an unidentified person, but died later. It is unknown of her cause of death, and she is only mentioned once by Dr. Grant while talking to Tim as they tried to make their way to the Visitor Center.
“Are you divorced?” “No,” Grant said. My wife died a long time ago.” Quote found in the Jurassic Park novel: Fourth Iteration – In The Park (page 235 paperback edition)
Donald Gennaro‘s wife, and Amanda Gennaro‘s mother. In 1989, she invited twenty children over for her daughter’s birthday party, which also featured a magician and “Cappy the Clown” for entertainment. Elizabeth had not been happy to learn that Donald had to miss their daughter’s birthday party to attend an inspection of the Isla Nublar facility.
The daughter of Donald and Elizabeth Gennaro, Amanda was to turn either four or five years old during the weekend of the Isla Nublar Incident in 1989. The party, which would host twenty children of Amanda’s age, was to feature a magician and a clown by the name of “Cappy“. Amanda had not been very happy to learn that her father would be missing her birthday party.
Head of research at the San Francisco Zoo research laboratory. She was taking care of a snow leopard name Dorje when Dr. Ian Malcolm went to visit her to check her results on the skin sample. She was aware of the unknown creatures washing up shore, and told Malcolm that his material had gained a lot of interest. She had taken close up, microscopic images and then presented Malcolm with a total of four slides in a small conference room. She mentioned that the pigment cells suggested the ability to change skin color like a chameleon. She noticed and asked Malcolm about Site B found on the tag. When Malcolm denied any knowledge, she knew better but did not push him much further. Right before Malcolm left, Elizabeth asked him how the animal died, because they also found foreign skills, indicative of a fight.
“And you should also know there were signs of chronic vasoconstriction in the arterial vessels. This animal was under stress, Ian. And not just from the fight that wounded it. That would have disappeared in early postmortem changes. I’m talking about chronic, continuous stress. Wherever this creature lived, its environment was extremely stressful and dangerous.” Quote found in the First Configuration- Tag: The Lost World novel. (page 60 in the paperback edition)
A cousin of Diego, he was a Costa Rican fisherman who lived in Puerto Cortes. Gondoca, along with his cousin Diego, had visited Isla Sorna when they were younger, likely before InGen owned the island. In 1995, Dr. Lewis Dodgson chartered his boat for a mission to Isla Sorna. When Dodgson or any of his acquaintances did not return to the boat in the time they were allotted, Gondoca ordered his crewmen to leave the island without Dodgson.
Hall monitor that doesn’t pay attention at Woodside Junior High School, the school to where Kelly Curtis and Arby Benton attended.
“She swept past the girls, ignoring them. Nearby she saw Miss Enders, the hall monitor, paying no attention as usual. Even though Mr. Canosa, the assistant principal, had recently made a special homeroom announcement about teasing kids.” Quote found in The Lost World novel: First Configuration – School (page 52 in the paperback edition)
Emily is Kelly‘s sister, who left to study nursing at the community college. Kelly even wore Emily’s old clothes from Kmart, even her old Reeboks shoes.
Dieguito, also known as Diego, was Richard Levine‘s guide when he visited Isla Sorna, and was Gandoca‘s cousin. Diego seemed to be superstitious of the island, like most of the locals, and was unaware of the true nature of the island’s wildlife: he believed that only birds lived there, having visited the island a few times in the past, and did not know that InGen had left cloned dinosaurs behind on the island. He was also rather inattentive, ignoring Levine’s instructions about safety and nondisturbance on the island, trying to smoke a cigarette even after Levine had clearly instructed him not to. Shortly thereafter, Diego was killed by a Carnotaurus during an ambush by the riverbank while he and Levine were busy admiring a Mussaurus.
Doctor at the Clinica Santa Maria Hospital in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, he trained at medical centers in London and Baltimore. He treated Tina Bowman after she was attacked by a Procompsognathus at a remote beach in the Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve.The treatment consisted of a plastic oxygen tent, steroids for breathing and the edema on her arm and antihistamines for her blood pressure. Dr. Cruz took photographs for reference, and also took three saliva samples from the bite wounds. One for analysis where he was, one was sent to labs in San José, and the third kept frozen in case it was needed. He took notice of how observant Tina was when she mentioned that he had on the same tie, but a different shirt than the day before. Though, he was unfamiliar with the “lizard” portrayed in her detailed sketch of the attacker. After the Bowmans had gone, Dr. Cruz decided to report his conversation with the family to Dr. Marty Guitierrez.
Cindy was Malcolm’s physical therapist. She was present when Beverly escorted the man from DHL with the skin sample into his office.
“Even his physical therapist, a perpetually cheery woman named Cindy had commented on it. Gee after all these years, suddenly you’re motivated Dr. Malcolm,” she had said. “What’s going on?” Quote found in The Lost World Novel-First Configuration: Berkeley (page 39 in the paperback edition)
While Dr. Malcolm, Thorne, and Eddie were searching for Levine on Isla Sorna. They looked at some of the paperwork left there in the Laboratory Complex. Chang is a possible InGen scientist on Isla Sorna Site B.
“No” Malcolm said. He started shuffling through the papers. “No, the sequence should be a series of nucleotides…. Here.” He picked up another sheet of paper.
1 GAATTCCGGA AGCGAGCAAG AGATAAGTCC TGGCATCAGA TACAGTTGGA GATAAGGACG
61 GACGTGTGGC AGCTCCCGCA GAGGATTCAC TGGAAGTGCA TTACCTATCC CATGGGAGCC
121 ATGGAGTTCG TGGCGCTGGG GGGGCCGGAT GCGGGCTCCC CCACTCCGTT CCCTGATGAA
181 GCCGGAGCCT TCCTGGGGCT GGGGGGGGGC GAGAGGACGG AGGCGGGGGG GCTGCTGGCC
241 TCCTACCCCC CCTCAGGCCG CGTGTCCCTG GTGCCGTGGG CAGACACGGG TACTTTGGGG
301 ACCCCCCAGT GGGTGCCGCC CGCCACCCAA ATGGAGCCCC CCCACTACCT GGAGTGCTG
361 CAACCCCCCC GGGGCAGCCC CCCCCATCCC TCCTCCGGGC CCCTACTGCC ACTCAGCAGC
421 GGGCCCCCAC CCTGCGAGGC CCGTGAGTGC GTCATGGCCA GGAAGAACTG CGGAGCGACG
481 GCAACGCCGC TGTGGCGCCG GGACGGCACC GGGCATTACC TGTGCAACTG GGCCTCAGCC
541 TGCGGGCTCT ACCACCGCCT CAACGGCCAG AACCGCCCGC TCATCCGCCC CAAAAAGCGC
601 CTGCTGGTGA GTAAGCGCGC AGGCACAGTG TGCAGCCACG AGCGTGAAAA CTGCCAGACA
661 TCCACCACCA CTCTGTGGCG TCGCAGCCCC ATGGGGGACC CCGTCTGCAA CAACATTCAC
721 GCCTGCGGCC TCTACTACAA ACTGCACCAA GTGAACCGCC CCCTCACGAT GCGCAAAGAC
781 GGAATCCAAA CCCGAAACCG CAAAGTTTCC TCCAAGGGTA TGGGGGGAGG GGGGGACCCC
841 GGGGGAAACC CCTCCGCCAC CGCGGGAGGG GGCGCTCCTA TGGGGGGAGG GGGGGACCCC
901 TCTATGCCCC CCCCGCCGCC CCCCCCGGCC GCCGCCCCCC CTCAAAGCGA CGCTCTGTAC
961 GCTCTCGGCC CCGTGGTCCT TTCGGGCCAT TTTCTGCCCT TTGGAAACTC CGGAGGGTTT
1021 TTTGGGGGGG GGGCGGGGGG TTACACGGCC CCCCCGGGGC TGAGCCCGCA GATTTAAAATA
1081 ATAACTCTGA CGTGGGCAAG TGGGCCTTGC TGAGAAGACA GTGTAACATA ATAATTTGCA
1141 CCTCGGCAAT TGCAGAGGGT CGATCTCCAC TTTGGACACA ACAGGGCTAC TCGGTAGGAC
1201 CAGATAAGCA CTTTGCTCCC TGGACTGAAA AAGAAAGGAT TTATCTGTT GCTTCTTGCT
1261 GACAAATCCC TGTGAAAGGT AAAAGTCGGA CACAGCAATC GATTATTTCT CGCCTGTGTG
1321 AAATTACTGT GAATATTGTA AATATATATA TATATATATA TATATCTGTA TAGAACAGCC
1381 TCGGAGGCGG CATGGACCCA GCGTAGATCA TGCTGGATTT GTACTGCCGG AATTC
Chang /89 Pen
PRODUCTION NOTE [PNOT]
Sequence is final and approved.
Quote found in The Lost World Novel-Third Configuration: Laboratory (page 147-148 paperback edition)
When the male Tyrannosaurus that had escaped containment on the S.S. Venture roamed about in the suburbs of San Diego, it sought out food and water due to it being dehydrated due to an overdose of tranquilizers. To quench its thirst, it drank from the swimming pool belonging to Benjamin‘s family. As it did, the family dog–ironically named “Rex,”–began barking at the Tyrannosaurus. Unfortunately for the dog, the Tyrannosaurus decided to satisfy its hunger as well and ate him.
Disambiguation Links – Isla Sorna (S/F) / Isla Sorna (T/C) / Isla Sorna (CB-Topps)
Isla Sorna is an island off the western coast of Costa Rica, about 10-20 miles from the town of Puerto Cortes. It is on this island that the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park were first engineered. Ian Malcolm went to the island in order to find Richard Levine, accompanied by Eddie Carr, “Doc” Thorne, and (secretly) R. B. Benton and Kelly Curtis. Isla Sorna has many, if not all, of the dinosaurs that were seen in the first novel, and a few others besides. The island’s history indicates it once was a German mine. The mining operation ended and InGen (and subsequently the Hammond Foundation) took possession of it. Isla Sorna is one of five islands in the Five Deaths chain, which involved a local legend about a man who took all five deaths available to him, going from island to island. – It is unknown whether the dinosaur life will survive further after the encounter in 1995. The dinosaurs are infected by a disease known as DX, which has affected growth rates of animals, making them die without reaching adulthood.
This map serves as the “official” map of Isla Sorna in the Jurassic Park novels. This map is located on the inside cover of the novels in the hard back release of the novel. An alternate color version was design by this site in 2007.
This map, designed by T-PEKC, is identical to the official map, but presented in color.
- Main Compound
- Worker Village
Geothermal Power Station
Mounitain View Rd.
Where Dodgson Lands
Helicopter Landing Area
- Site B Radio Network points
Zone 1 (River)
Zone 2 (Coast)
Zone 3 (Ridge)
Zone 4 (Valley)
Isla Sorna Bestiary
- Tyrannosaurus rex
- Velociraptor “giganticus” (*)
- Carnotaurus sastrei
- Apatosaurus excelsus
- Parasaurolophus walkeri
- Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis “calvus” (*)
- Stegosaurus stenops
- Triceratops serratus (*)
- Procompsognathus triassicus “pentadactyl” (*)
- Maiasaura peeblesorum
- Hypsilophodon foxii
- Gallimimus bullatus
- Mussaurus patagonicus “vergrandis”
- Unknown Tree Herbivore: Possibly Othnielia or Microceratops
- Ornitholestes hermanni – (?) Levine examined a beached “aberrant form”. He was not able to make a precise identification, but his best guess is that it was an Ornitholestes; however, this is not a complete confirmation, but it is recognized as a species on Isla Sorna.
(x -Genus Name-) – Hybrid
(?) – Debatable or formerly a subject of debate
(*) – Modified Scientific Name only for the purposes of this project. Consult DinoData.Net for the scientifically correct name.
A high-tech Global Positioning System, Eddie Carr uses this to locate a transmitter from Sara Harding’s satellite phone. The visual display featured a 3D rendering of the surrounding area.
A twin-engine propeller aircraft, this plane was used by the Kirbys to fly over Isla Sorna during their rescue mission in 2001. This particular plane was numbered N622DC. General use allowed up to eight passengers, though some were modified to seat twelve.
The Model 200 Super King Air was developed from the Model 100; changes included a T-tail, more powerful engines, larger wings, and a greater fuel capacity. The plane first flew in 1972, and is still in production today. It serves as a twin-turboprop transport and utility aircraft, and is part of the King Air series. This series has been in continuous production since 1964, making it the longest-running of any civilian turboprop aircraft, having outlasted all previous competitors. As of 2006, it is one of only two twin-turboprop business airplanes still in production.
The Beech Model 200 Super King Air was developed from the Model 100 King Air. Changes included a T-tail, more powerful engines, larger wings and greater fuel capacity. The King Air 200 first flew in 1972 and are still in production today. The Beechcraft Super King Air 200 is a twin-turboprop transport and utility aircraft. It is part of the King Air series, a family of aircraft that has been in continuous production since 1964, the longest production run of any civilian turboprop aircraft. The King Air line has outlasted all of its previous competitors, and as of 2006 is one of only two twin-turboprop business airplanes in production.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a mid-size sport utility vehicle, which was used for travel by Dr. John Hammond‘s research team during their 1997 expedition to Isla Sorna. They were more mobile than the bulky mobile research laboratory. These particular vehicles were the 1997 Mercedes M-Class W163.
The M-Class was the first luxury SUV to feature stability control, a system designed to detect loss of control and instantaneously intervene with selective braking, bring the vehicle back it its intended course. Eddie Carr made use of this as well as the vehicle’s 4-wheel drive in his heroic efforts to try and save the lives of the rest of the research team after the Tyrannosaurus parents left them stranded over the edge of a cliff.
Not to be confused with Dr. Grant‘s Mobile Laboratory from the dig near Snakewater, Montana in 1993.
The mobile lab used by the research team commissioned by Dr. John Hammond in 1997 was a modified ’96-’97 Fleetwood Southwind Storm recreational vehicle, or RV. The living spaces of the vehicle were mostly removed in order to add additional equipment, and the exterior was further modified with additional lights and structural reinforcement to most of the windows to be able to stand up to the inhabitants of Isla Sorna. It was also given a camouflage coloration.
The rear of the trailers was fitted with an array of equipment, including many electronics, for research, among them communications equipment, microscopes, and an ultrasound machine. Though it is not seen very well, the living quarters would have been located in the front of the trailer, and included a stove, refrigerator, a sink, a lavatory, a small table with padded two-person benches, a map above this, a bookcase (the contents of which were secured via Velcro straps), and a two-person bunk.
Dr. Roberta Carter, aka Bobbie, was a medical doctor that was working in the fishing village of Bahía Anasco, Costa Rica shortly before the “InGen Incident”. She had experience in emergency medicine due to two years of residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. At the clinic in Bahía Anasco, she was brought a patient, presumably from Isla Nublar, that needed immediate treatment. In this time, Dr. Carter had brief contact with Ed Regis, who would not tell her the truth about the patient’s supposed construction accident. She speculated that if the construction was using inexperienced local workman on the project, accidents like these must be frequent.
Her medical experience was enough for her to determine the young man had been mauled, and photographed the injuries with an Olympus camera. However, before she could begin operating, her patient expired, but not before saying ‘Lo Sa raptor’. Due to her limited understanding of the Spanish language or local superstition, she asked about the term “raptor” mentioned by the patient, which lead into discussion of the “hupia“, of which the people she asked refused to discuss for long. Her assistant Manuel claimed that ‘raptor’ was not a spanish word. She also used her Spanish as well as English dictionaries to look up the meaning of the term “raptor”, which gave it also as ‘Bird of Prey’.
Carlos was part of the Jurassic Park maintenance crew.
“Muldoon heard the soft gurgle of the jungle river a few yards to the north. He turned back to the maintenance van and saw one of the workmen coming out with a big power saw.
“No, no,” he said. “Just the ropes, Carlos, we don’t need to cut it.” Quote found in The Jurassic Park Novel- Fourth Iteration: The Park (page 244 paperback edition)
The stage name of a clown who entertained at children’s parties, and other possible festivities. In 1989, Elizabeth Gennaro hired Cappy to entertain at her daughter‘s birthday party, which would also feature twenty other children and a magician.
“Maybe you’re right.” Gennaro said. “I am missing my kid’s birthday.” Saturday was Amanda‘s birthday, and Elizabeth had invited twenty screaming four-year-olds to share it, as well as Cappy the the Clown and a magician.” Quote found in the Jurassic Park novel: The Second Iteration – Hammond (page 58 in the paperback edition)
Mr. Canosa was the assistant principal at Woodside Junior High School, where Kelly Curtis and Arby Benton attended.
“…Nearby she saw Miss Enders, the hall monitor, paying no attention as usual. Even though Mr. Canosa, the assistant principal, had recently made a special homeroom announcement about teasing kids.” Quote found in The Lost World Novel-First Configuration: School (page 52 paperback edition)
Father of Tina, and husband of Ellen Bowman, Mike Bowman was thirty-five years old, and a real estate developer from Dallas, Texas. In 1989, Mike was angry to learn that his wifes’ insecurity regarding her appearance had led her to lie to her family about a two week vacation to Costa Rica. Once in Costa Rica, Mike forbade his wife from getting plastic surgery, as he highly disagreed that his wife was losing her beauty. He also felt that Ellen was actually underweight for his liking, but knew better than to voice such opinions directly to Ellen.
Mother of Tina, and wife of Mike Bowman. The senior Homecoming Queen at Rice, Ellen was very insecure about her appearance. In 1989, at the age of thirty, Ellen took her family to Costa Rica so that she could partake in the countries’ excellent and cheap plastic surgery in San Jose, much to the disapproval from her husband. Mike instantly forbid Ellen from getting plastic surgery, and so the family of three instead took a two week vacation in the country, enjoying its natural beauty.
American girl attacked on Cabo Blanco beach and daughter of Ellen and Mike Bowman. With an eye for detail, she described in detail the supposed lizard that attacked her. While in the hospital, she drew a picture of the animal, which was later identified by Dr. Alan Grant as a Procompsognathus.