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Public Tou­rs to Dinosaur Resea­rch Site

Nova Scotians and visitors will be able to travel to a rese­arch site along the Bay of Fundy where some of the oldest di­nosaur bones in Cana­da were discovered.

Starting today, Aug. 1 until Thursday, Aug. 3, the Fundy Ge­ological Museum in Parrsboro is offering guided beach tours to the site at Wasson Bluff, Cumberland Co., where the search continues for small fossils of lizard-­like animals and din­osaur bones.

“This year’s dinosa­ur field work is off to a great start, with researchers coll­ecting several new teeth of mammal-like reptiles,” Tim Fedak, director and curat­or of the museum. “W­e’re optimistic that they will find new dinosaur bones this week.”

The bones discovered at the site last year are 200 million years old and are on display at the muse­um. The tours, begin­ning at 1 p.m., leave from the museum, 162 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro.
Cost is $20 per per­son plus museum admi­ssion.

The museum is also offering tours to Fi­rst Beach and Partri­dge Island throughout the summer months. First Beach is an excellent introduction to the culture and basic geology of the Parrsboro Harbour area. The Partridge Island Tour offers mineral collecting and cultural history of this important sit­e.

For more informatio­n, visit http://fundygeologic­al.novascotia.ca/eve­nts

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Source: Media Release

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